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Iron deficiency in middle-age linked with higher risk of heart disease

​Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, according to a new study.

Consumer apps failing to correctly detect skin cancers

A new study has found that a direct-to-consumer machine learning model for detecting skin cancers incorrectly classified rare and aggressive cancers as low-risk.

6 out of 10 with ‘red flag’ symptoms not given urgent referral

Six out of 10 patients in England with ‘red flag’ symptoms indicative of possible cancer didn’t receive an urgent referral for specialist assessment within 2 weeks, as recommended in clinical guidelines.

New drug available for rare thyroid cancer on NHS in England

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of the drug selpercatinib (Retevmo) for some people in England with a type of advanced thyroid cancer.

Almost half of people in Europe have a skin problem or disease

The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) has offered an insight into the results of its 'Burden of Skin Disease in Europe survey' during its 30th Annual Congress.

UK Health Security Agency goes live

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the nation’s new public health body focused on health protection and security, has today become fully operational.

Government launches 'Office for Health Improvement and Disparities'

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities has been launched today to tackle health disparities across the UK.

Forty new community diagnostic centres to open

Millions of patients will benefit from earlier diagnostic tests closer to home thanks to 40 new Community Diagnostic Centres set to open across England in a range of settings from local shopping centres to football stadiums.

Final Places Now Available for ABHI US Accelerator 2022

UK HealthTech innovators looking to strengthen and grow their US activities are encouraged to apply now for the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) US Accelerator 2022 cohort as spaces fill up fast.

UK’s first female Professor of OMFS

King’s consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMFS) Kathy Fan, and British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Council Member, has been appointed Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by King’s College London (KCL).

Vernacare invest £1.3m in facility to increase production of wet wipes

Vernacare has announced investment in its flagship manufacturing facility in Chorley. The £1.3 million pound investment into the additional state-of-the-art wet wipes machine will significantly increase manufacturing capacity at the facility.

Nuffield acquires five hospitals from Aspen

​Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has completed the acquisition of five hospitals from Aspen Healthcare Limited (30 September 2021).

RCR calls for sustainable investment in imaging and cancer services

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has submitted a spending review representation to the Treasury, urging Government to invest in a robust and sustainable future for NHS imaging and cancer care.

Royal College calls for more to be done for staff wellbeing

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the lack of basic facilities available to Scotland’s healthcare workforce.

Inquiry launched into rising clinical negligence costs

The Health and Social Care Committee has launched a new inquiry to examine the case for the reform of NHS litigation.

Life expectancy sees biggest fall since World War II

In response to new figures on life expectancy, the King’s Fund and Health Foundation have warned that the pandemic has further opened up deep health inequalities.

BMA urges Health Secretary to act on abuse of GPs

The BMA has written to the Health and Social Care Secretary urging him to tackle the wave of growing abuse against GPs and calling for an increase in the maximum sentence for assault against emergency workers from 12 months’ to 2 years’ imprisonment.

QEH​ invented device wins Patient Safety Innovation of the Year award

An innovative device, designed to make regional anaesthesia safer, has been awarded ‘Patient Safety Innovation of the Year’ at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

New NHS clinical leadership to support post-COVID challenges

Leading clinicians from across the health service have been appointed to new national clinical roles to help lead action on post-COVID challenges facing patients and staff.

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Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
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Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

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Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

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