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Doctors cut waiting list for breast cancer surgery patients

Teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ operated on three months’ worth of breast cancer patients in five days, using a method pioneered at the Trust to reduce waiting lists.

Nuffield Health and Icon Group sign partnership to deliver oncology services in the UK

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, and Icon Group, Australia’s largest specialist oncology services provider, have agreed a strategic partnership to deliver oncology services in the UK.

London's first total knee replacement surgery assisted by augmented reality

Cleveland Clinic London is the first hospital in London to successfully perform a total knee replacement procedure with the assistance of an augmented reality-based surgical platform that was designed with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Thousands of patients enrolled on to remote monitoring service

The Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS), which covers East Berkshire, Surrey Heath, Farnham and North East Hampshire, has rolled out a successful proactive approach to remote monitoring using population health analytics to 4,000 complex need primary care patients (those with high-risk conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and 800 care home residents.

UKHSA unveils Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has unveiled its world-leading Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC), which is building on its pandemic legacy and helping develop life-saving new vaccines for the UK and worldwide.

HCA Healthcare UK to open £2million Outpatient Centre in Nine Elms development

In September 2023 HCA Healthcare UK will open its newest outpatient centre, HCA UK Outpatients Battersea & Nine Elms, a £2million investment that will bring additional capacity to its network of care.

Extra 50,000 training places needed to meet NHS ambitions over next decade, says Health Foundation

New analysis published by the Health Foundation shows the scale of the challenge facing universities and healthcare providers as they prepare to expand the intake of clinical students to meet the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

Talk must be turned into “rapid action” on Major Conditions Strategy, says charity

The Government has published a strategic framework on its Major Conditions Strategy – which covers the six groups of conditions accounting for 60% of all ill-health and early death in England.

‘Midwives need the time to care’ says the RCM as it calls for perinatal mental health support

The Royal College of Midwives is warning that vital perinatal mental health support is on the precipice, as it launches a new ‘roadmap’ to ensure women receive the support they need and to improve perinatal mental health care in the UK.

NHS launches lifesaving campaign to help people spot a heart attack

The NHS is launching a lifesaving campaign to encourage people to call 999 when they are having early signs of a heart attack, as admissions for heart attack return to pre-pandemic levels.

Government announces funding for extra hospital beds

Nine hundred new hospital beds will be delivered across the NHS as part of £250 million government funding to help treat patients more quickly this winter, the Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced.

Tubular tissue advance could pave way for lab-grown blood vessels

Innovative technology that creates ultra-thin layers of human cells in tube-like structures could spur development of lifelike blood vessels and intestines in the lab.

InnoScot Health supports the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

InnoScot Health is pleased to be continuing its support for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) as application dates for the programme’s latest cohort are announced.

Early findings of AI study at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust show high accuracy

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Qure.ai have announced the early results of a pilot study using an innovative radiology AI solution to read and differentiate between normal and abnormal chest X-rays (CXRs).

UK first robotic-assisted lung biopsy procedures performed

A robotic-assisted bronchoscopy system that could help transform early diagnosis of suspected lung cancer in patients is being used in the UK for the first time as part of a clinical study in the NHS.

Navigating the Future of Infection Prevention

Leading healthcare professionals, researchers, and industry experts will converge at The National Conference Centre in Birmingham on the 23rd and 24th of April 2024 for the much-anticipated Infection Prevention and Control Conference.

Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased use of psychiatric services by people with dementia

In a large cohort of people with dementia in South London, researchers have showed that exposure to higher levels of pollution was associated with increased use of mental health services, particularly in people with vascular dementia.

Study reveals promising findings on HIV transmission

People on an antiretroviral therapy (ART) with low but detectible levels of HIV viral load have almost zero risk of sexually transmitting the virus to others, a new in-depth review suggests.

More spaces on ABHI UK Pavilion at Middle East’s largest healthcare trade show

Following its strongest year on record, the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has announced that more space is now available for UK innovators to showcase their cutting-edge products and services at Arab Health 2024, the Middle East’s largest healthcare exhibition.

Study finds ‘startling’ levels of mental health symptoms among people living with autoimmune diseases

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health symptoms, according to new research from the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

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BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Stephenson Quarter
6th June 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Exeter

University of Exeter
22nd June 2024

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Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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