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Sustained pressures will continue to take a toll on staffing levels

New official figures show that the number of doctors taking early retirement from the NHS has more than tripled over the past 13 years.

NICE and PHE publish draft guideline to tackle smoking

Healthcare staff should give clear and up-to-date information on e-cigarettes to people who are interested in using them to stop smoking, according to draft NICE guideline recommendations developed with Public Health England.

£64 million funding to strengthen clinical research

Patients across the UK will benefit from a super-charged clinical research system, backed by over £64 million of dedicated investment, which will save lives across the country.

Award for Nuffield’s infection prevention and control lead nurse

Chris Finch, Nuffield Health’s Infection Prevention and Control Lead Nurse, has been awarded the Silver Chief Nursing Officer’s Award.

3D-printed liver to help surgeons prepare for life-saving operations

Surgeons will perform liver resections with greater accuracy and deliver improved patient outcomes thanks to new research by Nottingham Trent University.

NICE: shared decision making underpins good healthcare

Shared decision making between service users and healthcare professionals is an integral part of healthcare, according to new NICE guidelines.

BMA: doctors are suffering ‘emotional’ and ‘psychological’ distress

New research by the BMA has revealed doctors are suffering ‘moral distress’ and even ‘moral injury’ because they cannot give their patients the care and support they want to when they feel they need it.

Safety alert issued over medical air connection

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued asking all providers that use piped medical air to eliminate the risk of inadvertently connecting patients to medical air via a flowmeter instead of oxygen.

Respiratory Support Units: guidance on development and implementation

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the Intensive Care Society (ICS) have today published guidance that aims to set the standards for the establishment and operation of Respiratory Support Units across the UK.

Investigating doctors with health issues: concerns raised

Investigating doctors with health concerns under ‘lack of competence’ grounds could exacerbate health issues, warns the Medical Protection Society (MPS).

UK and US agree partnership to fight future pandemics

A landmark partnership has been agreed by the UK Health Security Agency and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to strengthen the global response to future pandemics.

Waiting list hits 5 million for first time ever

The latest NHS England performance statistics reveal the extreme pressure the NHS faces as it works to tackle the enormous backlog in routine hospital care caused by the pandemic.

New AI solution improves hospital efficiency

The introduction of Getinge's Torin Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution is designed to improve efficiency in managing schedules for surgical procedures.

New COVID-secure assessment centre opens for overseas doctors

A COVID-secure temporary centre in Manchester, to assess the skills of thousands of overseas doctors who want to work in the UK, has now opened.

Women urged to share their views on healthcare experiences

Women from under-represented groups are being urged to respond to the Government’s call for evidence to shape the future of women’s healthcare.

RCN: nursing workforce crisis leads to risky recruitment practice

The Royal College of Nursing is calling for an to end the growing practice of employing those without registered nurse qualifications into registered nursing posts, warning that this risks compromising patient safety.

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.

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Upcoming Events

IPS 2021

ACC Liverpool
27th - 29th September

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

Hilton Metropole Hotel, London
7th October

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

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24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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4th - 5th April

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