RECENT NEWS

London Clinic uses artificial intelligence to advance colonoscopy

The London Clinic is pioneering the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve detection of colorectal polyps.

Government expands asymptomatic testing for COVID-19

Over half a million rapid-turnaround lateral flow tests will be sent out by NHS Test and Trace to local public health leaders this week, signalling the next phase of the Government’s plan to expand asymptomatic testing for COVID-19.

CSJ November Issue Available Now!

The November 2020 issue of the Clinical Services Journal has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

GPs say elderly are not seeking help for potential cancer symptoms

53% of GPs say they are concerned that fewer older adults are contacting them with symptoms compared to before the pandemic, according to new findings from Cancer Research UK.

New Epsom and St Helier hospital given green light

As part of the Government’s health infrastructure plan to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, a state-of-the-art hospital will be built in Sutton with district health services remaining in modernised buildings at Epsom and St Helier.

Law firms join forces to launch Major Trauma Group

A new national service will assist people affected by major trauma and raise awareness of issues faced by patients.

Londoners to get NHS urgent and emergency care with 111 First

The Royal London Hospital Accident and Emergency department (A&E) has been piloting an initiative which will change how people access parts of emergency care in London.

Hospital floors are hotspot for bacteria

A study has highlighted the need to improve infection prevention efforts and environmental cleaning in hospitals.

AfPP launches campaign to recognise supportive perioperative teams

Does your perioperative team go above and beyond to encourage a supportive and positive culture? If so, you could be in with the chance of becoming the 2021 Face of The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP).

NHS strengthens mental health support for staff

NHS staff will get rapid access to expanded mental health services that are being rolled out across the country as part of efforts to deal with the second wave of coronavirus.

Organisations must learn from radiation incidents, says CQC

The CQC's annual report on how it enforces the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations has been published. The report provides data on the number of notifications of errors where patients have received unintended exposure of radiation.

Facial surgeons support bill banning cosmetic procedures on under 18s

The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has welcomed the private members’ bill that would make it illegal to give botox or dermal fillers to anyone under 18 for cosmetic purposes.

Study highlights risk factors of prolapsed disc post-surgery

Data from one of the world’s largest spine study, which analysed the reoccurrence and risk factors of prolapsed disc post-surgery, has been presented at this year’s EUROSPINE conference by London Norwich Spine Clinic.

COVID disruption hits training for eight in ten doctors

More than 80% of doctors in training say disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reduced their access to the learning they need to progress their careers, according to a General Medical Council (GMC) survey.

Annual Hospital Outpatient report published for 2019/20

NHS Digital has published the annual Hospital Outpatient Activity report, covering outpatient activity in the NHS and NHS-commissioned activity in the independent sector.

Risk of heart complications after major surgery investigated

One in five high-risk patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery will develop one or more heart complications within a year.

Treatments to be fast-tracked through international collaboration

NHS patients could have quicker access to the next generation of cutting-edge treatments thanks to the UK teaming up with other countries to fast-track the approval process.

Diabetes UK launches online events discussing COVID-19 pandemic

The first edition of the new Diabetes UK Professional Conference: Online Series will feature eight events taking place from 13 October to 25 November 2020.

First UK patient support group for people with NTM lung disease

A new charity devoted to empowerment, education and advocacy for people with non-tuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) has been launched.

Calls to increase spending for hospital staffing, equipment and IT

The three UK professional bodies that represent the doctors, physicists and expert allied health professionals that provide radiology and cancer radiotherapy across the NHS have come together to call for increased investment.

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EBME Expo 2021

Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Stadium Way West Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
30th June - 1st July

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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