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Clinical engagement in digital is number one priority for Trust chiefs

A major survey of NHS IT chiefs has revealed that ensuring those at the frontline are engaged with technology is now their number one priority.

Record numbers of doctors and nurses working in the NHS

The number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 13,313 on last year to a record 299,184, and the number of doctors rose by 6,030 to a record 122,446,  figures to the end of September show.

'Prehabilitation' boosts recovery for older surgery patients

Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests.

Survey shows decisions 'not always based on patients' best interests'

A majority (54%) of UK healthcare professionals say factors other than patients’ best interests play a role in their day-to-day medical decision-making, according to a new survey of medical professionals from JMW Solicitors.

Review uncovers huge gender pay gap in medicine

Unequal pay between male and female medical professionals continues to be an enduring problem, according to the latest research.

NHS seeks views on next steps for assessing urgent care

Patients, clinicians and the public are being invited to give their views on a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care.

Parliamentary group established to support digital health

A Digital Health All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been constituted to highlight the benefits that successful use of data and digital health technologies can bring to the NHS, to patients and to the UK economy.

BD expands manufacturing of pre-fillable syringes

BD is investing approximately $1.2 billion to expand manufacturing capacity for pre-fillable syringes (PFS) and advanced drug delivery systems (ADDS) across its six global manufacturing locations, including adding a new facility in Europe

Beta-blockers show anti-inflammatory effects in advanced liver disease

A new study has highlighted the important role of Beta-blockers in treating patients with liver disease.

Ockenden Review 'must be acted upon immediately' say Royal Colleges

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives have called for action following the publication of a damning report on failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

£600 million to upgrade and refurbish NHS hospitals

The Health Secretary has announced it is investing £600 million to tackle critical maintenance work across 178 NHS Trusts, covering almost 1,800 maintenance projects. The projects are now underway, and will be completed by March 2021.

GMC calls for medical training evolution

Medical education and training must adapt to equip doctors for the changing and complex demands of the health system, says the Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC).

Fast track pathway for heart valve disease to be launched

Aortic stenosis is a growing health problem and affects approximately 1.5 million people over the age of 65 in the UK.

Technology to detect abnormal heart rhythms recommended by NICE

NICE has published medical technology guidance which recommends the Zio XT service for detecting abnormal heart rhythms, if NHS organisations collect further evidence of its benefits.

Warning issued over chest drain incidents

Concerns have been raised over a number of incidents that have led to patient harm, prompting the publication of a National safety alert.

NHS chief confirms 11 new integrated care systems

NHS organisations will need to intensify partnership working with local authorities and the voluntary sector to tackle health inequalities resulting from COVID-19, the head of the NHS has said.

COVID-19 vaccine authorised by medicines regulator

Tens of thousands of people will receive an effective and high-quality COVID-19 vaccine from next week, as the UK becomes the first country in the western world to authorise a vaccine.

NHS statement on Spending Review funding announcement

Below is a comment from the NHS on Sunday's announcement by the government of funding for the health service.

NHS to pilot potential blood test that detects more than 50 cancers

An innovative blood test that may spot more than 50 types of cancer will be piloted by the NHS in a world-leading programme, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today.

Luton and Dunstable hospital adopts blood clot prevention device

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is among the first NHS hospitals to deploy the Geko device for VTE prevention in immobile acute stroke patients who cannot be prescribed the current standard of care.

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