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Countdown to 'Effective Theatres Summit'

The Effective Operating Theatres Summit will take place as a virtual conference on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

Blood clot-busting nanocapsules could reduce treatment's side effects

Imperial researchers have designed drug delivery nanocapsules that could reduce the side effects of a major blood clot dissolving drug.

Calls for further research on the safety of laser treatments for women

NICE is calling for more evidence to be gathered on the safety and efficacy of two procedures carried out to treat conditions effecting women.

Lower-carb diet effective short-term option for type 2 diabetes

A new report from SACN concludes that a lower carbohydrate diet is an effective short-term option for adults living with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity.

Updated guidance for clinicians on talking about dying

The Royal College of Physicians has published updated guidance for doctors holding conversations with patients who are coming to the end of their life.

G7 health talks to tackle future threats

UK-hosted G7 health meetings will begin in Oxford to unite major democracies to take action on improving global health and tackling COVID-19 around the world

Hypertension in pregnancy increases stroke risk in offspring

Hypertension during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of stroke in offspring, according to research presented at ESC Heart & Stroke 2021, an online scientific conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Harley Street hospital launches gynaecological diagnostics service

Independent charitable hospital King Edward VII’s has launched a new fully integrated, high quality Gynaecological Diagnostic Centre offering top class screening, diagnostic and interventional services to women.

Surgeons call for 'New Deal for Surgery'

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has called on the Government to agree a ‘New Deal for Surgery’ to reduce the huge elective surgery backlog.

QEHB upgrades CT facilities to streamline major trauma service

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) is one of the first in the UK to receive a Somatom X.cite CT system from Siemens Healthineers.

Pandemic pressures and lack of training see 50% rise in sharps injury

Pressures of the pandemic and a lack of training has led to a 50% rise in sharps injuries, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report has suggested.

GP leaders deliver vote of no confidence in NHS England leadership

The BMA’s England GP committee has passed a motion of "no confidence" in the leadership of NHS England.

Breaking down barriers to research in the NHS

The Royal College of Physicians is calling for barriers to be overcome to conducting clinical research.

NMC register report 'shows trouble on the horizon', says RCN

Over 15,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered with the NMC compared to March 2020. However, the rate of growth has slowed and the longer term impact of COVID-19 on a workforce under increasing pressure is a concern.

HCW's mental health support should mirror war veteran services

Thirteen leading healthcare organisations are calling on the Government to take inspiration from the mental health service offered to veterans, when designing services for NHS staff affected by their work during the pandemic.

Ambulance iPads to improve patient care

​Tens of thousands of iPads will be issued to ambulance crews across England so that patients get the right care faster, NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced.

New implementation plan to advance genomic healthcare

The Government has announced plans to 'position the UK as the most advanced genomic healthcare system in the world'.

Cancer care community backs faster radiotherapy treatment

Cancer experts from across the UK have supported the roll out of fast-track radiotherapy for patients with breast cancer, via a series of new consensus statements to inform clinical practice.

New immunotherapy 'highly effective' against hepatitis B

Scientists at UCL have identified a new immunotherapy to combat the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most common cause of liver cancer in the world.

£2m award to prevent heart attack and stroke in people with diabetes

Diabetes UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have announced a £2.1 million research project that will investigate how to prevent heart disease among people with type 2 diabetes who have had a foot ulcer.

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Upcoming Events

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

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

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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