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Getinge donates life-saving medical equipment to Ukraine

Getinge has donated extensive medical equipment to Ukraine. The donation, made in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Ukraine, includes a significant number of anaesthesia machines and ventilators, aimed at directly improving healthcare and increasing the country's resilience against the challenges of war.

NIHR launches new funding stream to support global health researchers

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has launched a new global health funding stream to support global health researchers in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

NHS launches drive to recruit armed forces veterans

The NHS is stepping up a national campaign to recruit former members of the Armed Forces who want to join the health service and offer their valuable skills to caring for patients.

£1.7 million for the world’s first vaccine to prevent lung cancer

Researchers at the University of Oxford, the Francis Crick Institute and University College London have been granted £1.7 million of funding from Cancer Research UK and the CRIS Cancer Foundation to develop a lung cancer vaccine.

25,000 people to benefit after NICE recommends new ulcerative colitis treatment

Thousands of people could be set to benefit after NICE recommended a new one-a-day pill as an option for treating severe ulcerative colitis.

NHS rolls out artificial pancreas in world first

Tens of thousands of children and adults living with type 1 diabetes across England are set to receive an ‘artificial pancreas’ in a world-first initiative being rolled out by the NHS.

One-off payments of up to £3,000 for over 27,000 health workers

The government will provide funding for over 27,000 more healthcare workers in England to receive two one-off payments - worth at least £1,655 and up to £3,000.

Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital performs its 2,000th Mako robot-assisted surgery

​Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital has performed its 2,000th surgery with the Mako robot, which enables consultant surgeons to carry out more precise knee and hip replacements, with patients likely to experience less pain and faster recoveries.

Public satisfaction with the NHS slumps to new record low

Public satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded, according to analysis of the latest British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.

Action is needed to tackle the persistence of blame cultures, warns charity

Action is needed to tackle the persistence of blame cultures and fears of speaking up in the NHS, says Patient Safety Learning.

Five-minute test during routine GP appointments could prevent stroke

People at risk should be tested for atrial fibrillation every time they attend a health appointment, according to results of the AFFECT-EU project. Patients at high risk of the disorder, such as those with heart failure or prior stroke, should be invited for a screening test.

Academy of Medical Sciences elects new President

Professor Andrew Morris CBE FRSE FMedSci has been elected as the next President of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He will succeed Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE PMedSci, taking up the role from 25 April 2024.

Review reveals how to achieve effective ‘virtual wards’

An NIHR funded report has explored how 'virtual wards' can work optimally to treat people at high risk of - or experiencing - a frailty crisis.

Scientists close in on blood test to stop spread of tuberculosis

Researchers have taken a major step towards identifying millions of ‘silent spreaders’ of tuberculosis.

Lung disease puts patients at risk of developing heart conditions regardless of other risk factors

Patients with lung disease are more likely to develop heart disease independent of any risk factors, according to new research.

Poverty taking a heavy toll on UK’s health and NHS services

People living in poverty find it harder to live a healthy life, live with greater illness, face barriers to accessing timely treatment, and die earlier than the rest of the population, says analysis from The King’s Fund health and care think tank.

Thousands more lung cancer patients to get innovative blood test as part of NHS pilot

​A blood test which could help thousands of people receive earlier, more targeted, lung cancer treatments is being trialled by the NHS. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which will be offered to 10,000 patients by next March, can identify genetic variants in a tumour through a simple blood sample.

Birmingham scientists using novel hydrogel to create ‘lollipops’ for mouth cancer diagnostic

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have received funding from Cancer Research UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to create a new ‘lollipop’ diagnostic for mouth cancer using a novel smart hydrogel.

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