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Surgeon receives highest honour for research into bone disease

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Sheffield has received a prestigious international honour in recognition of his pioneering research into bone disease.

New guidance on best practice for modern ward rounds

A new report from UK healthcare professional leaders including the RCP, and developed along with patients, sets out best practice for modern ward rounds.

New facility launched to develop new cancer treatments

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Daresbury Laboratory is strengthening its support for the medical device industry with a new facility.

NICE recommends SIRT therapy for advanced liver cancer

Hundreds of people with advanced liver cancer are set to benefit after NICE has published final draft guidance recommending a cancer treatment called selective internal radiation selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT).

NHS gives women HPV home testing kits to cut cancer deaths

More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial, NHS England has announced.

Clearer labelling on catheters needed to prevent patient harm

Clearer labelling on urinary catheters is now required from suppliers following incidents where patients were fitted with the wrong type.

'Gamechanger' drug for treating obesity cuts body weight by 20%

A third (35%) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth of their total body weight, according to a major global study involving UCLH and UCL and supported by the NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

Nursing applications soar as pandemic inspires next generation

Data released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show applications to study nursing in the UK have increased by almost a third (32%) from this time last year.

Althea launches endoscopy transformation service

Althea has announced that it has launched an Endoscopy Transformation Service, aimed at NHS & Private hospitals striving to meet increasing demand and the latest regulatory requirements (JAG/IHEEM/HTN).

Guidance to help doctors keep pace with increase in remote prescribing

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published updated guidance on prescribing, to support doctors who are increasingly seeing patients via remote and virtual consultations.

Getinge commits to the Science Based Targets initiative

Getinge is committing to the Science Based Target initiative and to become a net-zero emissions company as a next step in reaching its target to become a CO₂ neutral company by 2025.

New prostate cancer test could avoid unnecessary biopsies

A urine test based on University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center research could have avoided one third of unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies while failing to detect only a small number of cancers

Blueprint for NHS and social care reform

The Health and Social Care Secretary has set out “new proposals to build on the NHS response to the pandemic”.

RCP publishes end-of-life care resource for hospital doctors

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has produced a resource in collaboration with the Society of Acute Medicine to support hospital doctors in improving the care and choices provided to people at the end of their life.

Cancer patients not receiving life-saving heart attack treatment

A new study reports that emergency heart attack treatment is effective in patients with cancer, yet many do not receive it.

State-of-the-art modular theatre delivered to Royal Preston

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions is supporting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver essential interventional radiology procedures during a period of refurbishment.

NICE issues guidance on cutting-edge treatment for lymphoma

NHS patients are to be among the first in the world to be offered access to a cutting-edge cancer treatment after NICE recommended its use.

Well-managed ward rounds vital for patient safety

Well-managed ward rounds are key to the delivery of safe and effective hospital care and nurses can play a vital role in leading them, says a new report.

Dräger opens multi-million pound PPE factory in the UK

Dräger Safety UK has today officially opened a new manufacturing facility in Gateshead, which will help meet increased demand for PPE.

Being fat linked with worse heart health even in people who exercise

Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health, according to the finding of a large study.

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