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Important lessons from COVID-19 battle for war on AMR, says think tank

​If unchecked, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will “have the same impact on people’s lives and the economy that COVID-19 is having,” according to former Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, in a new report by the independent think tank, Reform.

Hostility linked with higher risk of death after second heart attacks

Heart attack patients who are sarcastic or irritable could be putting their health at risk, according to the latest research.

People in most deprived areas almost twice as likely to visit A&E

There were almost twice as many attendances to A&E departments in England for the 10% of the population living in the most deprived areas (3.1 million), compared with the least deprived 10% (1.6 million) in 2019-20, according to official figures.

PHE warns of surge in cases of gonorrhoea

A new report by Public Health England (PHE) shows the number of annual gonorrhoea diagnoses rose 26% between 2018 and 2019 (from 56,232 to 70,936).

Safety warning on foreign body aspiration during intubation

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of foreign body aspiration during intubation, advanced airway management or ventilation.

NHS junior doctors to benefit from training in independent hospitals

​Junior doctors in the NHS will now be able to undertake their training in independent hospitals thanks to a new agreement reached between independent healthcare providers and the NHS.

Funding secured for project to improve angina care

A project at the university of Leeds aiming to improve the investigation and management of patients with suspected angina has received a grant of almost £150,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

New electronic discharge summaries save the NHS time and admin costs

Hospitals across England will soon be able to send secure and standardised clinical patient discharge summaries and outpatient attendance information electronically to GP systems.

‘Your NHS needs you’ call attracts thousands more student nurses

New figures show that there has been a huge increase in the number of new student nurses accepted onto courses in the two weeks since A-Level results.

NHS ‘lifeline’ for hundreds of stroke survivors

Hundreds of NHS patients have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic.

Private hospitals report Never Events for the first time

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has published new information about serious patient safety incidents for private acute care.

£1m Innovate UK grant for next-generation tumour ablation treatment

Ablatus Therapeutics has been awarded £1.4m by the UK Government’s Innovate UK to develop its next-generation, minimally-invasive treatment for soft tissue tumours.

Saliva test to diagnose heart attack

A saliva test could fast track heart attack diagnosis, according to preliminary research presented at ESC Congress 2020.

Landmark NHS deal to open access to life-changing cystic fibrosis drug

From today thousands of NHS cystic fibrosis patients in England can benefit from a ‘transformative’ treatment for cystic fibrosis.

Liverpool's homeless engage with blood-borne virus testing

A total of 67 people are now receiving treatment following a HIV and Hepatitis C testing initiative that engages with homeless people during lockdown, led by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Research grant for project to prevent failure of blood vessel grafts

A project at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) aiming to develop a new method of making grafted blood vessels more resilient has been awarded a grant of over £145,000 by national charity Heart Research UK.

Safety alert on sodium nitrite

A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of death from unintended administration of sodium nitrite.

Prime Minister confirms funding to prepare the NHS for winter

The Prime Minister has promised Trusts, across the UK, a share of £300 million to upgrade their facilities ahead of winter.

Government announces new funding to double nursing apprentices

Nursing careers in England will be made more accessible through a new government package worth up to £172 million, which will enable healthcare employers to take on up to 2,000 nursing degree apprentices every year over the next four years.

£500m savings could be released by moving hospital appointments online

One in three routine outpatient hospital attendances could be moved online, saving nearly half a billion pounds per year in lost economic activity and wasted NHS time.

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