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Adult ADHD linked to elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adults with ADHD are at greater risk of developing a range of cardiovascular diseases than those without the condition, according to a large observational study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University in Sweden. The researchers say the findings, published in the journal World Psychiatry, underscore the need to monitor cardiovascular health in people with ADHD.

New report details 'massive global failures' of COVID-19 response

Widespread, global failures at multiple levels in the COVID-19 response led to millions of preventable deaths and reversed progress made towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in many countries, according to a new Lancet COVID-19 Commission report.

Portable thermal imaging could help assess hand hygiene technique

Findings from a pilot study published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) suggest that portable thermal imaging cameras might provide a new approach to assessing and improving hand-hygiene practices among healthcare professionals (HCPs).

New range of guidance for best practice documentation of surgical procedures

Best practice guidance for the effective documentation of five common surgical procedures is now available, to help improve the investigation of episodes of care if they lead to patient safety incidents or NHS litigation claims.

Clinicians suffering burnout are twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents

Doctors experiencing burnout are twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents and four times more likely to be dissatisfied with their job, new research suggests.

Expansion of polio sewage surveillance to areas outside London

Following the findings of poliovirus in sewage samples collected from the London Beckton Sewage Treatment Works, which covers parts of North and East London, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) working with the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are now expanding the surveillance to a range of areas outside of the capital.

NICE recommends FMT to resolve recurrent C. difficile

Hundreds of people with recurrent bacterial infections could be treated with gut bacteria taken from healthy donors. NICE has recommended a faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is offered to people who have been treated for two or more Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections without success.

New report calls for changes to systems leadership in healthcare

A team of researchers have produced a landmark rapid review of systems leadership in healthcare, concluding that the NHS must better define what it needs from its leaders to address emerging challenges and policy changes.

Public send clear message to government to back the NHS

The UK public wants a better, adequately staffed health service backed by more funding — not a departure from the NHS model, a major new report has warned.

Folic acid added to flour to prevent brain and spinal conditions

The number of pregnancies affected by life-threatening issues such as spina bifida could fall by more than a fifth as the government moves one step closer to actively adding folic acid to non-wholemeal flour.

Breakthrough in identifying risk of renal impairment in people with diabetes

Research published in the Future of Healthcare Journal shows that models developed by UK healthtech start-up Gendius can determine which patients with type 2 diabetes are most likely to have renal impairment, allowing healthcare systems to prioritise the highest risk patients for earlier screening.

AI innovation centre launched for medical imaging

The innovation centre will explore the role of AI in detecting abnormalities for musculoskeletal, chest, neuro and infectious conditions.

Vivo Surgical wins innovation award

Vivo Surgical, a pioneering medical device company based in Singapore, has become the first start-up to win the prestigious WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Award for 2022.

Charitable boost for cardiac patients

Cardiologists at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are now able to carry out additional specialist tests to help diagnose heart problems following the introduction of new charity-funded equipment.

RCS partners with NHS England to evaluate cancer treatments and strengthen services

A new national centre of excellence to strengthen NHS cancer services by looking at treatments and patient outcomes right across the country will be established at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England).

NHS trials smart goggles to give nurses more time with patients

High tech goggles will be worn by community nurses on home visits to free up time with patients, as part of a cutting-edge NHS pilot.

Over 50 new surgical hubs to open in bid to tackle backlog

Over 50 new surgical hubs will open across the country to help tackle the COVID-19 backlogs and offer hundreds of thousands more patients quicker access to vital procedures, the Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay has announced.

New community diagnostic centres to offer more patients life-saving checks

Seven new community diagnostic centres (CDCs) will open to help bust the COVID backlogs, diagnose patients more quickly and meet future demands on the NHS, the Health and Social Care Secretary has confirmed.

AfPP annual conference: inspiring theatre teams

Taking place at the University of York and virtually from 8-11 September, the AfPP Annual Conference 2022 is set to be one of the largest gatherings of theatre practitioners in the professional (and social) calendar.

Surgical Holdings attend AfPP to showcase accredited rigid endoscope repair training programme

Surgical Holdings will be exhibiting at the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) Annual Conference 2022 to raise awareness of their accredited training programme which highlights how to test the quality of rigid endoscopes, identify faults and ensure patient safety.

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