RECENT NEWS

Record numbers of HCWs speak up about safety concerns

The Freedom to Speak Up Guardians report record numbers of cases from NHS workers last year.

Special COVID-19 Report Available Now!

The Joint Biosecurity Centre recently recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from level 3 (COVID epidemic is in general circulation) to level 4 (COVID epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially).

NEW Completing the Picture Digital Festival

Completing the Picture is a much-respected, well-loved event that has provided best practice and educational insight for the medical device industry for the past 18 years.

NHS to introduce one-stop shops in the community for lifesaving checks

The NHS is set to radically overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered for patients, a major report to NHS England recommends today.

Surge in people checking their risk of type 2 diabetes

Almost 300,000 people have accessed the tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online less than two months after the NHS fast tracked access to its world leading Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Calls for major expansion of diagnostic imaging capacity

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has welcomed a new report from the NHS’ top cancer and screening advisor, which urges “major expansion and reform” of diagnostic services.

NHS commits to become ‘carbon net zero’

The NHS has adopted a multi-year plan to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system.

Almost half of people with diabetes need to correct insulin doses

A survey conducted by Quin, a pioneering, female-founded, digital health start-up, finds that nearly half (46%) of people with type 1 diabetes need to correct their insulin doses under existing medical guidance.

Early treatment for leg ulcers leads to better outcomes for patients

Early surgical treatment of leg ulcers caused by varicose veins improves healing and reduces the risk of the condition coming back, according to a new study.

IDSc Annual Conference Postponed

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) has announced the postponement of their Annual Conference, which was due to take place in November at Celtic Manor.

Future Surgery Virtual to highlight innovation in surgery

Driven by advances in digital technology, precision medicine and the need for improved patient safety the future of surgery is changing, and fast.

Medica 2020 to become digital event, in wake of COVID-19

Medica 2020 and Compamed 2020 will take place entirely online from 16 to 19 November.

Register for FIS / HIS International online conference

The FIS / HIS International Conference will now take place online between 9 and 11 November 2020.

One third of surgeons and nurses experience harmful allergic reactions

With clinical staff working hard to clear the elective backlog created by Coronavirus, a new global survey has revealed that a high proportion of surgeons and nurses are suffering from harmful allergic reactions, including blisters and rashes.

New spirometry training webinars

NDD Medical Technologies is now offering free, live spirometry training sessions to enhance confidence in lung function testing and ensure the most accurate results.

NICE announces programme of virtual events

NICE has announced that it will be hosting a series of free virtual events this autumn including the Shared Learning Awards 2020.

Healthcare workers urged to have flu jab

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible, as the first vaccine deliveries start to reach local employers.

CE approval secured for SAFIRA anaesthesia device

Medovate has announced it has received CE Mark Approval for its medical device SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia).

RLDatix acquires oneSource solution for medical devices management

RLDatix has announced that it has acquired the medical equipment SaaS database, oneSource, extending its portfolio of patient safety and risk management solutions.

Important lessons from COVID-19 battle for war on AMR, says think tank

​If unchecked, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will “have the same impact on people’s lives and the economy that COVID-19 is having,” according to former Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, in a new report by the independent think tank, Reform.

Upcoming Events

EBME Expo 2021

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30th June - 1st July

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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4th - 5th April

Upcoming Events

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