Portsmouth expands community breast screening for patients with restricted mobility
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has expanded its symptomatic and breast screening services with the installation of five MAMMOMAT Revelation mammography systems from Siemens Healthineers across community and hospital settings.
USW develops ‘virtual’ medical training
Medical and tech experts in Wales have worked together to develop a virtual training device which can allow medics to ‘touch’ a patient, even if they are thousands of miles apart.
National Breast Imaging Academy training programmes will save lives
By addressing significant breast imaging workforce shortages, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) is helping to deliver improved outcomes for patients and to save the health economy £50m over 10 years, according to an independent evaluation report.
New diagnostic centre in Stockton-on-Tees
Thousands of patients in Stockton-on-Tees are set to benefit from quicker access to tests, checks and scans, with a new community diagnostic centre set to open later this year.
New breast cancer screening units to speed up diagnosis
The Government has pledged an additional £10 million to provide 29 new NHS breast cancer screening units and nearly 70 life-saving upgrades to services in areas where they are most needed, in a bid to speed up cancer diagnosis.
Aspirin as effective as blood thinner injections for preventing complications
Patients hospitalised with fractures typically receive an injectable blood thinner, low-molecular-weight heparin, to prevent life-threatening blood clots. A new clinical trial, however, has found that inexpensive over-the-counter aspirin is just as effective.
500,000 missed out on blood pressure lowering drugs during pandemic
Nearly half a million people missed out on starting medication to lower their blood pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre at Health Data Research UK.
Perioperative Charity AfPP CEO Announces Retirement
The AfPP Board of Trustees have announced that Dawn Stott has made the decision to retire. Dawn will be stepping down from her position as AfPP CEO at the end of May 2023.
First ever Arab Health ‘UK Healthcare Pavilion’ Magazine is launched
The brand new ‘UK Healthcare Pavilion’ magazine, showcasing the best of UK HealthTech, and comprising a dedicated UK show guide for this year’s Arab Health trade fair, is now available.
Nuffield Trust report: Brexit has added ‘fuel to the fire’ of severe challenges
The Nuffield Trust think tank has published a new report on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s health and care services. The ongoing monitoring work, funded by the Health Foundation, covers the impact on the NHS and social care workforce, medicine and medical devices supply and the economic cost, and reveals negative effects across these areas.
Anaesthetists launch guide to reduce errors
New guidance has been published to enable clinicians to design and maintain safe systems that will reduce the risk and potential impact of human error.
Government pledges extra funds to speed up hospital discharge
Thousands of extra medically fit patients will be discharged from hospitals into community care settings, such as care homes, over the coming weeks to free up hospital beds and reduce pressure on the NHS, the Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced.
New saliva test offers simpler way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency
Researchers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have found that an at-home test which uses saliva rather than blood provides a faster and more convenient way to diagnose adrenal insufficiency.
New findings on the safety of delivery devices for diabetes care
Independent research organisation MindMetre Research has published the findings of an enquiry on the use of passive safety-engineered devices among NHS Trusts. The enquiry sought to determine whether the use of passive devices may be linked to mis-dosage or non-delivery of insulin. The study found a third of NHS Trusts had experienced instances of mis-dosage or non-delivery of insulin to patients when passive devices were being used.
England slips further off-track for smoke-free 2030 target
The UK government is almost a decade behind achieving its target for England to be smoke-free by 2030, a new report published by Cancer Research UK reveals.
UKHSA update on scarlet fever and invasive group A strep
Latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) continues to show scarlet fever and group A strep (GAS) infections remain high.
Number of defibrillators to be increased with new funding
The public will have faster access to life-saving defibrillators as the Government has announced a new £1 million fund to increase the number of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in communities most in need, providing an estimated 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England.
Simple nasal swab can provide early warning of emerging viruses
As the COVID-19 pandemic showed, potentially dangerous new viruses can begin to spread in the population well before the global public health surveillance system can detect them. However, Yale researchers have found that testing for the presence of a single immune system molecule on nasal swabs can help detect stealthy viruses not identified in standard tests.
Harley Street clinics showcase London’s medical excellence at Arab Health
Long-term owner and guardian of the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA), The Howard de Walden Estate is returning to Arab Health for the sixth year, bringing with it 12 of the HSMA’s world leading clinics and hospital groups.
Nurse leader recognised in King's Honours List for services to nursing
Carol Kefford, former Clinical Director and Chief Nurse at Nuffield Health, and current Chief Nursing Executive at HCA Healthcare UK, has been awarded an OBE for services to nursing in The King’s New Year Honours List 2023.
PESKETT SOLUTIONS LTD took over the ProReveal protein detection system from Synoptics Health Ltd in April 2021. Synoptics Health still manufacture the unit at their premises in Cambridge, on behalf of Peskett Solutions Ltd. The ProReveal technology is being adopted worldwide, to ensure the cleanliness of surgical instrument following the decontamination process in the Washer Disinfector.
Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting
Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd - 4th April 2023
DECON UK 2023
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
18th April 2023
Infection Prevention and Control 2023
National Conference Centre, Birmingham
25th - 26th April 2023
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