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Hormonal changes during menopause are directly related to decline in cardiovascular health

Levels of bad cholesterol rise during menopause, and 10% of this increase is due to shifts in sex hormones, according to the findings of research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.

Pioneering midwifery project to help overcome language barriers

​A group of midwives who are pioneering antenatal classes to help non-English-speaking pregnant women and other pregnant people through pregnancy and birth have adopted an award-winning mobile and web-based healthcare communications app to help overcome language barriers.

Communicating with a mask: free resource supports healthcare workforce

Performing Medicine, a specialist in arts-based healthcare training and research, has released a free interactive resource, with accompanying audio guide, to support easier and more effective communication for the healthcare workforce while wearing a mask.

Collaboration on auto-injector technology

Owen Mumford has signed an exclusive agreement with Stevanato Group for the Aidaptus auto-injector. The agreement makes Stevanato Group an exclusive manufacturing partner for the Owen Mumford designed auto-injector, offering a full set of capabilities to its pharmaceutical customers.

RCN calls for reduced glove use to protect the planet

The Royal College of Nursing is calling on health and care staff to think ‘is this necessary?’ every time they reach for the examination gloves and to ‘make one change’ during Glove Awareness Week (2-9 May).

NHS Confederation, NHS England and NHS Improvement unite on Expo

NHS Confederation, NHS England and NHS Improvement have joined forces to bring together two long-standing conferences and create a new event: NHS ConfedExpo. NHS ConfedExpo will run for two days on 15 and 16 June 2022 at ACC Liverpool.

NHS Confederation and IPPR partner for major review of health, places and prosperity

The NHS Confederation has teamed up with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) to explore how the NHS, public services and local government can work together to build health across a whole health economy.

GIRFT videos highlight measures to improve insulin safety for inpatients

Three videos highlighting the importance of patients with diabetes being able to administer their own insulin while in hospital are being shared by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, to co-incide with Insulin Safety Week 2022.

Surgical Holdings launches company-wide green initiative

British surgical instrument manufacturer, Surgical Holdings, has announced the launch of a new company-wide green initiative to reduce both their and the NHS’s carbon footprint.

Deadline to Join ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2022 Approaching

UK HealthTech companies wanting to showcase their pioneering products and services at this year’s MEDICA trade fair have until 30 May 2022 to book their place on the ABHI UK Pavilion.

New test for eye cancer in the womb to save sight

A life-saving test that allows doctors to spot a rare form of eye cancer in babies in the womb is being rolled out by NHS in England.

Nuffield Health opens new hospital at St Barts

Nuffield Health, one of the UK’s largest healthcare charities, has announced the opening of the City of London’s first independent hospital, located within the grounds of Barts Health NHS Trust’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital site, a leading specialist heart and cancer centre in Europe.

Concerns raised as COVID-19 advice for employers on pregnant employees withdrawn

Organisations representing hundreds of thousands of pregnant employees some of which are healthcare workers have expressed concern at the withdrawal without any warning of COVID-19 guidance by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for employers on how to protect pregnant employees.

Obesity may increase the risk of developing womb cancer

Lifelong excess weight almost doubles a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in BMC Medicine.

Final Health and Care Bill fails to tackle staffing issues

The latest Health and Care Bill has now received Royal Assent, meaning it will now become law.

New guidance on the diagnosis of fibromyalgia

New guidelines aiming to support clinicians in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) have been published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust advances digitisation journey

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has entered the next stages in its digitisation journey with the procurement of two technologies that will alleviate pressure on emergency department staff, theatres and recovery.

Government aims to eradicate modern slavery from NHS supply chains

The Government has tabled a landmark amendment to the Health and Care Bill aiming to eradicate the use of goods and services in the NHS that are tainted by slavery and human trafficking.

Scalp cooling summit to discuss future of supportive cancer care

The world’s first Scalp Cooling Summit will unite global oncology and research thought leaders to discuss current practice and how to advance the future of scalp cooling and side effect management in cancer care.

Increase in hepatitis cases in children under investigation

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Public Health Scotland, Public Health Wales and the Public Health Agency are continuing to investigate a rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis (liver inflammation) in children aged 10 and under since January 2022, where the usual viruses that cause infectious hepatitis (hepatitis A to E) have not been detected.

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Upcoming Events

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

IDSc Annual Conference

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29th - 30th November 2022

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

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