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South Tees appoints Ingenica to automate inventory management

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ingenica Solutions to automate inventory management processes, driving operational and financial efficiencies across The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital.

Huge regional variation in patients receiving treatment

There is huge regional variation in the number of patients receiving NHS treatment in England, with CCGs in the North performing significantly better than those in the South, according to analysis of NHS England data by the Medical Technology Group.

Gama opens training suite for NHS Staff

Infection prevention and control specialist, Gama Healthcare, best known for hospital disinfectant range Clinell, has built in a state of the art training facility, which is supporting healthcare professionals on the frontline.

Partnership to deliver personalised care training

Nuffield Health and the Personalised Care Institute (PCI) have embarked on a long-term partnership.

New plans announced to reform social care and tackle backlog

The Prime Minister has set out plans to tackle the COVID backlogs, reform adult social care, and bring the health and social care system closer together on a long term, sustainable footing.

NHS to diagnose thousands of people with rare diabetes

Genetic testing on the NHS will spot a rare form of diabetes in thousands of people unaware they are living with the disease, alongside a new training scheme for staff.

NHS cholesterol-busting jab to save thousands of lives

A new drug to lower cholesterol will be made available to hundreds of thousands of NHS patients.

GMC announces advisory forum ahead of key guidance overhaul

The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced the members of an advisory forum that will help steer a review of its core guidance 'Good medical practice'.

Over £2m raised to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices

Occuity, a Thames Valley-based medical technology start-up, is celebrating after successfully hitting their £1.8m investment target just 24 hours after their launch on leading crowdfunding platform, Seedrs.

Sites needed to take part in vascular compression therapy trial

NHS Supply Chain is supporting a trial of compression therapies for people with venous leg ulcers which is seeking a number of sites from around the country to take part in the study.

BMA survey finds that sexism is widespread in medicine

A survey by the BMA shows that 91% of women doctors in the UK have experienced sexism at work with 42% feeling they could not report it.

Night shift work linked to increased risk of heart problems

People who work night shifts are at increased risk of developing an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AF), according to research published in the European Heart Journal.

Bed occupancy levels highlight scale of pressure across the NHS

​NHS England have published the latest bed occupancy data. The number of general and acute beds has increased by 1% on the previous quarter but remains 4% lower than pre-pandemic levels, with 4,567 fewer beds than in quarter one 2019/20.

Health Secretary opens new cancer hospital

Thousands of patients in Cumbria will benefit from state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Carlisle.

Ophthalmology framework agreement launched by NHS Supply Chain

A new ophthalmology national framework agreement which brings together three legacy agreements, while also adding new categories, has been launched by NHS Supply Chain.

AI initiative to transform early lung cancer treatment

Optellum, a lung-health AI company, has entered a strategic collaboration with the Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson.

New blood test improves prostate cancer screening

Research shows that a new blood test could improve prostate cancer screening by helping to reduce over-diagnosis.

Investigation into COVID-19 demands on oxygen delivery in hospitals

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has published the results of its investigation into oxygen pipeline issues during COVID-19.

New high tech system has cancer in its sights

Cancer patients are benefiting from ultra-precise cancer treatments thanks to a new state-of-the-art system that provides clinicians with a 3D body ‘map’.

Dorset research teams win awards for COVID-19 research

Research teams at University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) have been presented with the Outstanding Contribution to COVID-19 Research Award for their delivery and management of clinical trials throughout the pandemic.

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