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Remove barriers to help tackle NHS crisis, GMC urges

Barriers preventing thousands of doctors from being deployed to meet areas of high patient demand must be removed if NHS challenges are to be addressed, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned.

Over £800m to boost innovation, growth and improve patient safety

Patients are set to benefit from innovative new treatments and improved delivery of health and care services following significant funding to support ground-breaking experimental medicine research and advance the UK’s response to patient safety challenges.

Focus on infection prevention education and training

The 14th Annual Infection Prevention Conference is taking place in Bournemouth from the 17-19 October 2022. Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, themes this year are critical to the IPC agenda and include ‘Climate Change and Sustainability’, ‘Out of Hospital Care’ and ‘Communicating IPC messages’.

Children commonly face new, worsening health problems months after critical illness from sepsis

Even months after critical illness for sepsis, children are at risk for new or worsening medical conditions, a study suggests.

FDA clearance for personalised surgery platform

3D LifePrints has announced FDA 510(k) clearance approval for their Cranio-Maxillofacial products and services. This clearance follows on from their ISO 13485 medical certification in 2021.

Future Surgery partners with RCS to deliver their largest accredited speaker sessions

Returning to the ExCeL London on 15-16 November 2022, Future Surgery will deliver over 110 educational sessions – the largest to date – helping surgical teams to stay current with surgical innovation.

Survey highlights concerns within UK MedTech sector

Regulatory uncertainty is threatening to damage growth opportunities for the UK HealthTech sector, a latest industry survey suggests.

Community diagnostic centres may struggle to reduce NHS backlog, warns King’s Fund

New community diagnostic centres may struggle to live up to ministers’ promises to improve access to services and reduce the NHS backlog, warns a new briefing on NHS diagnostics from The King’s Fund.

New chain brings healthcare to the high street

Living Room Health has launched this October with the first of two clinics in Paddington, London and East Street, Brighton with further openings planned throughout 2023.

Over seven million people now waiting for NHS treatment

Responding to the latest publication of the NHS performance statistics and the Estates Returns Information for 2021/22, Tim Gardner, senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, has issued a warning that the NHS is under severe strain.

Accelerator programme selects innovations to tackle NHS challenges

A digital self-service AI solution that empowers patients to help themselves and an innovative clinical platform that helps reduce health inequalities by matching patients to the right care pathway are some of the innovations selected for Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network’s digital health accelerator programme, Propel@YH.

GIRFT webinar: helping teams to maximise capacity

Breast surgery teams are invited to sign up for a webinar to learn more about using soon-to-be published Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) data on the Model Health System (MHS) to help maximise capacity.

Doctors on mission to reverse a million UK chronic disease cases

Four NHS doctors are on a mission to reverse a million chronic disease cases and save the NHS from record levels of post-pandemic demand and staff burnout.

Parents warned about dangers of children missing vaccines

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date with all their routine childhood immunisations including polio and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. This comes as new data shows vaccination coverage for young children fell last year for virtually all programmes.

New targeted lung cancer screening programme on the horizon

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has given a positive recommendation for the introduction of the country’s first targeted national cancer screening programme.

Improving access to medical supplies in low-income countries

Leicester-based procurement services organisation Unimed Procurement Services (Unimed) has joined forces with International Health Partners (IHP) to create a long-lasting partnership dedicated to supplying life-saving medical supplies to countries in need.

RCS England publishes 'Parents in Surgery' report

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has published a new report documenting issues related to parenthood that affect surgeons, and recommending changes in culture and practice. ‘Parents in Surgery’ is a flagship initiative established by the College in response to recommendations made by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

Intuitive donates early version of its da Vinci surgical system to Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) has unveiled a da Vinci Si robotic-assisted surgical system in the College’s newly transformed headquarters, donated by Intuitive.

Planning for a new Richmondshire health and care campus gets the go-ahead

Formal planning approval has been granted for the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus, bringing construction of a brand-new health and care facility for Richmondshire a step closer.

New CT scanners to improve closer-to-home cardiac and stroke imaging

University Hospital Crosshouse, a busy district general hospital with an Emergency Department (ED) serving the population of East and North Ayrshire in Scotland, has recently installed two new Artificial Intelligent (AI)-assisted CT scanners into its Medical Imaging Department to future-proof diagnostic imaging services for local and regional patients.

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