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Rise in hand dermatitis due to stringent hand cleansing

More than two-thirds of the public may now have hand dermatitis due to stringent hand washing and using alcohol-based rubs during the COVID-19 pandemic

NHS to offer new drug that halves the risk of cancer returning

A world-leading treatment that halves the risk of lung cancer patients suffering a return of the disease after undergoing treatment, is to be rolled out by NHS England.

IHPN responds to consultation on new NHS procurement rules

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has urged NHS England to ensure that new NHS procurement rules apply equally fairly to all providers, including from the independent sector.

‘Last resort’ antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons

Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria. The findings, from Imperial College London and the University of Texas, may also reveal a potential way to make the antibiotic more powerful.

New online tool to transform care for colorectal patients

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced the introduction of a new digital platform to improve outcomes for colorectal patients.

NHS needs thousands more radiologists to keep patients safe

New figures show the NHS needs thousands more radiologists to keep patients safe, with a post-COVID consultant exodus also looming.

June Medical honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

June Medical is one of 48 organisations to be recognised for their excellence in innovation in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

People with type 2 diabetes wait over 2 years until diagnosis

New research presented at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference (DUKPC) 2021 has revealed that people living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes are waiting more than two years before receiving a clinical diagnosis.

AI could create better outcomes for bowel cancer patients

A test which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to measure proteins present in some patients with advanced bowel cancer could hold the key to more targeted treatment, according to new research.

Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians approves UpToDate

UpToDate, the clinical decision support tool from Wolters Kluwer, Health has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity.

Calls to make general anaesthesia more available for dying patients

Medical and ethical experts from the University of Oxford have called for general anaesthesia to be made more widely available for dying patients.

NICE launches strategy to provide quicker access to new treatments

NICE will speed up patients’ access to the latest and most effective treatments, and dynamic guideline recommendations will be put in the hands of healthcare professionals more quickly under plans unveiled by NICE in its five-year strategy.

RCN launches education strategy

The three-year strategy includes the creation of an education portal to help nursing staff meet mandatory annual training requirements.

Government launches COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce

A new Antivirals Taskforce has been launched by the government to identify treatments for UK patients who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stop the infection spreading and speed up recovery time.

New campaign dedicated to ensuring hand sanitiser practices measure up

Gojo Industries-Europe has launched a ‘Hand Sanitiser Integrity’ campaign to help sustain safe and effective hand hygiene practice.

Matron announced for new Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Nuffield Health has appointed Anthony Fitzgerald as the first Matron for its new hospital located at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Healthcare urged to strive for net zero carbon economy

A new joint commentary by EASAC and FEAM, representing European Academies of Science and Medicine, emphasises the responsibility of the health sector to reduce its own GHG emissions, and work with other sectors to accelerate decarbonisation.

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock

Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology

70% of surgical professionals concerned about backlog

​One year from lockdown, a new survey of healthcare professionals working in operating theatres across the NHS and private sector has revealed the devastating impact of COVID-19 on elective care procedures across the UK in the last 12 months.

Study strengthens links between red meat and heart disease

An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function.

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IPS 2021

ACC Liverpool
27th - 29th September

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

Hilton Metropole Hotel, London
7th October

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

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24th - 27th January

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4th - 5th April

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