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Call for cardiologists to contribute to multinational platform

The first international platform for sharing cardiovascular data has been launched by euCanSHare, an EU-Canada funded project being implemented by 17 partners, led by the University of Barcelona and including the European Society of Cardiology.

AI improves accuracy of breast ultrasound diagnosis

Scientists have trained deep learning algorithms to classify breast lesions from ultrasound images in a large multi-centre study.

Patients set to benefit from five-minute breast cancer treatment

An injection that cuts the amount of time breast cancer patients spend in hospital from two and a half hours to as little as five minutes is being rolled out across the country by NHS England.

Addenbrooke's clear COVID mask secures CE mark

The development of a clear facemask designed by the clinical engineering innovation team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has passed another major milestone – and will help in the fight against COVID-19.

Heart attacks in young more deadly with systemic inflammatory disease

Heart attacks in young adults are twice as likely to be fatal in those with inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

NICE publishes single guideline for managing COVID-19

NICE has published a single guideline for the management of COVID-19 in children and adults.

Consultation on the regulation of healthcare professionals

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views on proposals to reform the regulation of healthcare professionals, including the statutory regulation of physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs).

New 'Office for Health Promotion' to tackle public health

A new 'Office for Health Promotion' will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation by tackling obesity, improving mental health and promoting physical activity.

Guidance to get back on track with cardiovascular disease prevention

A new practical guide is helping teams in healthcare systems across England to overcome disruption in work to prevent cardiovascular disease (including stroke, heart disease and vascular dementia) caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 recovery plan announced for patient care and staff wellbeing

The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID.

New agency to tackle health threats

A new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to plan for, prevent and respond to external health threats such as infectious diseases will be led by Dr. Jenny Harries, the Government has announced.

GIRFT publishes first report on independent healthcare

The NHS’ Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme have published the first ever review looking at independent healthcare services.

Clinically-led changes result in annual savings of £450,000

NHS Supply Chain has worked in partnership with a hospital Trust to help them save more than £450,000 annually after a change of supplier for hip and knee products for orthopaedic surgery.

Equipping healthcare workers for the genomic revolution

Medics.Academy and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have entered into a collaboration to launch Nucleus, an online programme to future proof the medical workforce for the genomics generation.

Extra £47.6 million for Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has been granted an additional £47.6 million to support the expansion and acceleration of the programme.

Groundbreaking new technology to detect known variants of concern

New technology to rapidly detect new COVID mutations indicating whether positive test samples contain known variants is being trialled by the Government in NHS Test and Trace laboratories.

Chemotherapy-free treatment to be offered to leukaemia patients

A new oral treatment for an incurable blood cancer has been recommended for NHS use by NICE. Acalabrutinib, taken as a twice daily tablet, is recommended as an option for adults with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

Government announces £7 billion boost for health and social care

A funding package of £7 billion has been confirmed for health and social care services, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

CQC raises concerns over DNACPR decisions during the pandemic

​A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found worrying variation in people’s experiences of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic.

£25 million boost for nurse training

Nurses and other healthcare students will benefit from expanded virtual training, and the launch of a new national critical care qualification for qualified nurses.

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