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Radiology software cuts diagnostic waiting times at NHS hospital

Radiology technology company Hexarad has been able to reduce diagnostic waiting times for acute and emergency care patients at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAFT) with its radiology tech platform.

Consultation on screening pathway for Edwards' syndrome

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has opened a consultation on evidence that suggests the quadruple screening test should be added to the antenatal screening pathway for Edwards’ syndrome (trisomy 18).

Review outlines GIRFT’s role in supporting net zero carbon emissions

A review has been published outlining how the GIRFT programme is well-placed to support the NHS in reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2045.

Dramatic fall in chronic hepatitis C cases in England

The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) show that deaths due to the hepatitis C virus are at their lowest level in 10 years.

Updated NICE guidance on sepsis 

NICE has updated its guidance for the management of sepsis, with the aim of improving antibiotic stewardship.

Thousands with cancer-causing condition offered life-saving bowel cancer screening

The NHS is offering routine preventative bowel cancer screening to thousands of people in England with a genetic condition that increases their chance of developing certain cancers.

Funding for game-changing tech which could destroy cancers and predict disease

A multi-million pound investment in potential breakthrough medical devices has been announced by the government, with the aim of saving lives.

‘Emergency package of measures’ needed to tackle nurse recruitment

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has called on the government to introduce an ‘Emergency package of measures’, following ‘a collapse in nursing applicants’.

Hospitals under pressure with three times more flu patients than last year

The NHS National Medical Director has warned that pressure on NHS hospitals this winter is “not letting up”, with thousands more patients in hospital compared to the same time last year.

Nuffield Health announces positive patient outcomes for cardiac rehabilitation programme

Nuffield Health has announced new positive health outcomes for people using its cardiac rehabilitation programme. The healthcare programme connects hospital, fitness and emotional wellbeing support available at Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the nearby Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in London.

£1 million boost for wireless innovations to improve patient care

Trials of new wireless technologies to help improve patient care and strengthen connectivity in A&Es and ambulance bays are set to launch across seven NHS Trusts, following new funding from NHS England.

London Clinic opens new rapid diagnostic clinic

The London Clinic, one of the UK’s leading private hospitals, has opened a new Rapid Diagnostics Centre in London’s world-renowned medical district, at 142-146 Harley Street.

Platelet donors needed for life-saving treatments

New figures reveal that 4,000 new platelet donors are needed this year to help provide life-saving treatments for cancer patients.

Illegal medicines worth more than £30 million seized in the UK in 2023

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), working with law enforcement partners, seized more than 15.5 million doses of illegally traded medicines with a street value of more than £30 million during 2023.

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variant JN.1 raises concerns with increased transmissibility and immune evasion

The emergence of the BA.2.86 variant, a subvariant of Omicron, has raised significant concerns due to its substantial number of mutations.

Robotic-assisted surgery and navigation don't affect infection risk after hip arthroplasty

For patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA), the use of robotic-assisted surgery and surgical navigation techniques is not associated with an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), suggests a new study.

Surgeons call for more beds year-round to bring down NHS waiting lists

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) has called for the additional beds opened in hospitals this winter to be retained year-round to help bring down NHS waiting lists for planned treatment. They have also said some of these beds should be ringfenced for surgery.

Children and Young People Cancer Taskforce launched to save lives

Clinicians, charities, patient groups and the government are on a joint mission to combat childhood cancer through a new taskforce.

NHS Supply Chain launch brand new medical technology innovation dynamic purchasing system

NHS Supply Chain have launched a brand new Medical Technology Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Innovative Products, allowing public sector organisations access to buy goods and services compliantly from a range of innovative Medical Technology categories.

Medovate and JEB Technologies join forces to drive innovation

Medovate and JEB Technologies have become part of the same group structure. The two companies will integrate their management, unique skill sets and expertise to drive greater collaboration, innovation and growth in the dynamic field of medical device development.

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Infection Prevention & Control

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
23rd - 24th April 2024

ESGE Days 2024, Symposium – ‘Elevating Endoscopy: Inspiring Progress and Innovation’

Estrel Congress Center (room 15), Berlin, Germany
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BCEC, Birmingham
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Coventry Building Society Arena
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The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

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6th June 2024

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