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MTX completes state of the art surgical hub at Clatterbridge Hospital on the Wirral

The second phase of a state of the art surgical hub at Clatterbridge Hospital on the Wirral has been completed by modern methods of construction specialist MTX, which has now created four new operating theatres able to treat up to 6000 patients each year.

EMIS names GP as Chief Medical Officer for Health

EMIS has appointed GP, Dr. Krishna Vakharia, as its Chief Medical Officer for Health after 18 months with the business.

CMR Surgical announces significant update to robot

CMR Surgical (CMR) – the global surgical robotics business – has announced the launch of vLimeLite – an integrated fluorescence imaging system to visualise ICG (Indocyanine green), which will give surgeons enhanced visualisation, where indicated.

Research recommends priorities for doctors' training in the event of future COVID-style disruption

Consistency, communication and care in doctors’ training must be prioritised should another health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic occur, new research published by the General Medical Council (GMC) shows.

Free MDMC guidance on achieving regulatory success in UK and US

InnoScot Health will deliver a further three days of free personalised guidance for those looking to achieve regulatory approval for a medical device or in vitro diagnostics (IVD) in the UK and US.

Tackling the challenges faced by thousands of tube-feeding families

New research with families who have chosen blended diet for their tube-fed loved ones over commercial enteral formula, aims to improve clinical practice around this emerging – and emotive - area of healthcare.

EMS Healthcare appoints new Chief Executive Officer

EMS Healthcare, a leading provider of flexible medical and clinical research facilities, has announced the appointment of Dr. Clare Grace as Chief Executive Officer.

Isansys to play crucial role in major European AI project

Isansys Lifecare is playing a pivotal role in a €10 million project to develop novel personalised AI models (virtual twins) and decision support tools for atrial fibrillation related stroke.

New breast screening figures prompt fresh uptake appeal

Thousands of women are being urged to attend NHS breast screening appointments as new figures show that, despite a slight increase in uptake in the last year, over a third of women still did not take up the potentially lifesaving offer.

Over 5,500 nursing associates now working in the NHS

Since joining to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register in 2019, 5,500 nursing associates are now working in the NHS and there are more to come under the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

Two ambulance medics a day kicked, punched, and spat at in London

Physical violence against ambulance crews in London has soared by nearly 40% in the past year, shocking new figures can reveal.

New GMC standards aim to create 'respectful, fair and compassionate workplaces'

The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced an updated version of 'Good medical practice', which details the principles, values and standards expected of doctors working in the UK. The document is described as 'the first substantial changes since 2013'.

New patient safety alert announced

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued instructing all relevant NHS funded providers to transition to NRFit connectors for all intrathecal and epidural procedures, and delivery of regional blocks.

NHS launches national BRCA gene testing programme to identify cancer risk early

Tens of thousands of people with Jewish ancestry who are more likely to carry a genetic fault that can increase the risk of developing some cancers will receive genetic testing through a new programme announced by the NHS in England.

First look at progress on £11.5m health hub

Over 25 guests braved the January weather to have a ‘first look’ tour of the site of the King’s Lynn Health Hub on Nar Ouse Way, King’s Lynn. The centre at Nar Ouse Way is due to house a range of primary care services, as well as a maternity hub and rehabilitation therapy services from the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Start-up backed by Kidney Research UK recruits first clinical study participants

Kalium Health, a MedTech start-up backed by Kidney Research UK to develop the world’s first blood potassium rapid self-test, is now recruiting patients into a pioneering new clinical study.

Royal Papworth transforms hospital equipment tracking and traceability

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has selected Idox’s iAssets asset tracking solution to improve patient safety, clinical staff productivity, and overall efficiency. The solution will use GS1-compliant passive RFID tags to enable real-time tracking of all equipment that moves around the hospital.

RCM gives ‘cautious welcome’ to new midwife numbers

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has given a cautious welcome to figures released by NHS England showing an increase in the number of midwives working in the NHS.

OneTogether: expert insights on how to reduce surgical site infections

Experts will be gathering at the OneTogether UK Expert Conference 2024 with the aim of sharing their insights into how to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs). The conference and exhibition will take place on the 7 March 2024, at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham.

New report charts safety risks associated with managing patients with known ‘difficult airways’

HSSIB’s latest report shows improvement is needed at a national level in the communication, preparation and planning for patients who may have ‘a difficult airway’ – that is the anatomy of their mouth, throat or windpipe – which makes it difficult for healthcare professionals to manage their airway.

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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
25th April 2024, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST

National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

BAUN Summer Educational Event – Essential Urology Skills

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6th June 2024

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