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Home-testing option announced for IBD patients

BIOHIT HealthCare has announced that it is now the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Preventis GmbH’s SmarTest Calprotectin Home, a digital self-test system that combines a faecal calprotectin test with a smartphone app.

Partnership to support advances in the operating room

FUJIFILM Healthcare Europe has announced a new partnership with the ‘Augmented Operating Room’ (BOpA) Innovation Chair to accelerate the development of digital technologies for surgery.

New UK data presented at NHS ConfedExpo reveals patient experience is in decline

New data presented at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo (15-16 June 2022) reveals patient experience over the past year has been steadily declining – with the gap widening between the best and worst performing regions.

NHS risks losing one third of ethnic minority doctors due to racism, finds BMA report

A landmark BMA report into racism in medicine has revealed a profession in danger of a major exodus of doctors of ethnic minority backgrounds, due to persistent and intolerable levels of racism faced at a personal and institutional level.

Report finds evidence of racial inequality for staff working in health and social care

Lower-paid health and social care workers, who played a pivotal front-line role during the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced bullying, racism and harassment at work according to their evidence to an inquiry conducted by Britain’s equality regulator, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Use of magnets in cardiology explored by robotics engineers

A multidisciplinary team of robotics and electronic systems engineers working with cardiologists and materials scientists has developed a medical robotic apparatus that uses an external magnetic field to precisely and remotely control guidewires through tiny and tortuous blood vessels.

Simple dietary intervention could amount to billions in healthcare cost savings

New research published in Nutrients shows that people with a higher blood DHA level are 49% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease vs. those with lower levels, according to the Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI).

Applications invited for Green Healthcare Leadership Programme

The Florence Nightingale Foundation and Nuffield Health are inviting applications from nurses across the independent sector (including registered nurses in hospitals, hospices, not-for-profits) for a new, bespoke leadership development programme called the Green Healthcare Leadership Programme.

NICE recommends treatment for people with short bowel syndrome

A potentially life-changing treatment has been recommended for people with short bowel syndrome who are aged one year and above after NICE published final draft guidance.

Patients to have earlier access to cutting-edge treatments on NHS

Up to £340 million has been made available through the Innovative Medicines Fund to purchase the most promising medicines and fast-track them to patients to give adults and children the best chances of survival, recovery or a healthier, longer life.

New reports show staff shortages continue to hold back cancer care

Two new reports by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) have found that the UK had a 17% shortfall of clinical oncologists, and a 29% shortfall of consultant radiologists, last year. The latest findings have highlighted the impact of workforce issues on the ongoing patient backlog and patient outcomes across UK nations.

Shake-up in health and social care leadership

The Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has welcomed the publication of an independent review of health and adult social care leadership, led by General Sir Gordon Messenger and Dame Linda Pollard – and has accepted all seven transformative recommendations.

IPS Impact Awards 2022 now open for entry

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS), which represents professionals working in infection prevention and control, has launched its new IPS Impact Awards programme.

Pioneering RFID Project at Plymouth NHS Trust wins global award

The ​University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has won ‘Best Global Implementation in Healthcare’ at the RFID Journal Awards.

Checks for prostate cancer hit all-time high

Urgent referrals for urological cancers reached an all-time high in March this year, with almost 25,000 people (24,331) checked in just one month, following a campaign launched by the NHS and Prostate Cancer UK in February.

CQC demands rapid and widespread improvement in maternity at two Nottingham hospitals

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make significant and immediate improvements to its maternity services.

Autistic individuals have poorer health and healthcare

Autistic individuals are more likely to have chronic mental and physical health conditions, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

New clinical trials deal struck to better protect world from future pandemics

Millions of people across the world will be better protected from future pandemics thanks to a landmark resolution brought by the UK and Argentina at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva.

New liver and kidney disease identified

Scientists have identified a new disease in a ground-breaking discovery that could help patients with unexplained liver and kidney problems.

Virtual biopsy set to transform heart transplant care

The days of heart transplant survivors undergoing invasive biopsies could soon be over after a new MRI technique has proven to be safe and effective; reducing complications and hospital admissions.

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