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NICE reaches important milestone in UK’s efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Two new antimicrobial drugs, cefiderocol and ceftazidime-avibactam, are close to becoming the first to be made available as part of the UK’s innovative subscription-style payment model, after NICE published draft guidance estimating their value to the NHS.

In the poorest parts of England, life expectancy for women is lower than in Colombia, Latvia and Hungary

Analysis by the Health Foundation has revealed that life expectancy for women living in the poorest 10% of areas in England is lower than overall life expectancy in any OECD country, except for Mexico.

New Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

Dr. Thomas Waite will support Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Chris Whitty as the deputy CMO (DCMO) leading on health protection, replacing Professor Jonathan Van-Tam who stepped down on 31 March 2022. His role will cover emergency response and preparedness, infectious diseases, vaccines and therapeutics.

Pioneering AI UK health technology set for stateside success

A one-of-a-kind British technology that could help healthcare systems save millions in costs associated with missed, late and cancelled appointments is set for stateside success following a trade mission to Texas.

Hundreds of people diagnosed with cancer early through life-saving NHS lung checks

​Hundreds of people have been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier through NHS mobile trucks, as part of the biggest programme to improve early lung cancer diagnosis in health service history.

Three International Safety Awards for Sodexo

Sodexo’s healthcare teams have won three International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council, receiving the highest result, distinctions.

Women not always listened to by healthcare professionals

Health experts have called for a greater focus on care for older women and improved support services for people experiencing pregnancy loss to help shape the Government’s first-ever Women’s Health Strategy for England.

Pennine donates £200,000 worth of medical supplies to Ukraine

An emergency donation, made up of face masks, dressings, bandages, sanitiser, gowns and more, has been sent to Nova Poshta (Help Ukraine), a Ukrainian delivery service, who will distribute the supplies to those most in need.

The London Clinic partners with Datar Cancer Genetics to offer enhanced cancer testing services

The London Clinic has announced a partnership with Datar Cancer Services to provide precision oncology-based solutions to improve the detection and treatment of cancers.

Ground-breaking regional anaesthesia system to become available in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain

UK-based Medovate has announced an agreement with AKSIA Healthcare FZC to distribute its SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anaesthesia) product range in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

East Lancashire Hospitals upgrade patient flow system

Healthcare professionals across East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust will receive an upgrade in their patient flow technology, following an agreement with smart healthcare IT provider Alcidion to deploy Miya Flow.

North East Innovation Lab receives investment of £1.4m to continue vital work to protect health

The North East Innovation Lab, originally established as part of the region’s integrated COVID hub, has received an investment of £1.4 million to continue work on assessing and evaluating the next generation of diagnostic tests.

Goldacre recommendations to improve care through use of data

Professor Ben Goldacre, Bennett Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, has published the findings from his independent review into how the NHS can achieve better, broader, and safer use of health data.

‘National crisis’ in heart failure requires action as cases increase

Ignorance of symptoms and poor diagnosis rates have led to a critical national crisis, causing unnecessary suffering for patients and additional strain on the NHS, according to the UK heart failure charity, Pumping Marvellous.

New risk genes for Alzheimer’s discovered in seminal study

Researchers have announced that they have found 42 new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease.

MPS raise concerns over cancer survival rates

MPs have raised the alarm on the prolonged impact of the pandemic on cancer services in England in a new report which underlines the importance of getting to grips with the cancer crisis.

Patients continue to be harmed by the failure to learn from unsafe care

The charity, Patient Safety Learning, has published a new report, ‘Mind the implementation gap: The persistence of avoidable harm in the NHS’, which criticises failures to learn from incidents of unsafe care.

Leaders In Oncology Care (LOC) rated as ‘outstanding’ by CQC

LOC at The Christie Private Care, part of HCA UK’s long-standing partnership with the NHS, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by national regulators, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). HCA Healthcare UK now has three ‘Outstanding’ ratings in the North West with The Wilmslow Hospital and The Christie Private Care.

UK study investigates potential of AI to improve colonoscopy

Researchers from nine locations across the England are using an AI technology to improve polyp detection during colonoscopies allowing doctors to detect signs of bowel cancer at its earliest stages, with the ultimate aim of saving lives.

New report shows positive “speaking up” culture in independent healthcare

Independent healthcare providers have seen a greater improvement in the “speaking up” culture in their organisation over the last year compared with other parts of the healthcare sector.

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

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