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New chair announced for ABHI

The Association of British HealthTech Industries, the UK’s leading industry association for health technology, has announced Neil Mesher, CEO, UK & Ireland of Philips, as its new chair.

Antiseptic drug as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary infections

A new NIHR-funded study has shown the antiseptic drug methenamine hippurate is as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women.

Public Accounts Committee highlights years of decline in cancer and elective care

In a new report, the Public Accounts Committee pointed out that the NHS has not met the 18-week maximum waiting time standard for elective care since February 2016; nor the eight key standards for cancer care in totality since 2014.

Critical commentary against GPs or the NHS will lose more doctors, warns BMA

The ongoing criticism and general negativity about GPs and general practice must end if the NHS wants to retain the doctors we have and recruit more, the BMA has told the Health and Social Care Committee.

Ukrainian refugee children to begin lifesaving NHS cancer care

The 21 Ukrainian children who were evacuated to England, are now all under the care of NHS specialist hospital services and are starting their package of cancer treatment.

Planned surgery: guidance on COVID testing and isolation

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Association of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Faculty of Pain Medicine have received queries about how to manage patients presenting for planned surgery with respect to pre-operative testing and self-isolation, and how long patients who have had COVID-19 should wait before undergoing surgery.

Reduction in deaths from hepatitis C

The latest annual report from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows there has been considerable progress towards eliminating hepatitis C as a public health problem by 2030 in England.

Norovirus outbreaks increasing in England

Norovirus outbreaks in care homes have risen in recent weeks, leading UKHSA to remind people of simple steps that can be taken to limit the spread of the bug.

Government says it is 'over halfway' to delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024

The Government claims it is on track to meet its commitment to deliver 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by 2024, with over 27,000 more nurses now working across the NHS.

People living with obesity face postcode lottery

A third of the country does not have access to obesity treatment, says the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in a new hard-hitting documentary about the growing obesity crisis and how to tackle it.

ABHI calls for national strategy for robotic surgery

​The UK’s leading industry association for health technology, the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), has launched a white paper, 'Robotic Assisted-Surgery and New Models of Surgical Care', which sets out the case for a national multi-stakeholder strategy for Robotic Assisted Surgery to support its uptake across the NHS.

Just one drink a day leads to brain ageing

According to a new study, alcohol consumption even at levels most would consider modest—a few beers or glasses of wine a week—may carry risks to the brain.

Decrease in women screened for breast cancer

NHS Digital has reported that 1.19m women aged 45 and over were screened for breast cancer in 2020-21, a 44.1% decrease on 2019-20 (2.12m).

House of Lords support need for workforce planning

An amendment to the Health and Care Bill that seeks to improve workforce planning has been voted through by the House of Lords.

RCP warns the UK is facing a crisis in care for older people

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is warning that a combination of a rapidly ageing population and a lack of NHS workforce planning means we are sleepwalking into an avoidable crisis of care for older people.

Major drive to recruit NHS reservists

Thousands of new NHS 'reservists' are to be recruited to support the health service as staff tackle COVID-19 backlogs.

MPS launches research initiative to improve patient safety and clinician wellbeing

Medical Protection Society (MPS) has launched the MPS Foundation; a new, global, not-for-profit research initiative to help shape the future of patient safety through the funding of ambitious research.

Careology and Nuffield Health partner to support patients during cancer treatment

Careology and Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, operating 37 hospitals and 114 fitness and wellbeing centres across the UK, have partnered in a pilot to provide patients undergoing cancer treatment with support through digital cancer care technology.

B. Braun Medical cements links with next generation of surgeons

B. Braun Medical has further cemented its relationship with the next generation of surgeons by becoming a main supporter of the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) annual conference for the third consecutive year.

NICE recommends new diagnostic devices for men with suspected prostate cancer

Four new diagnostic devices for men with suspected prostate cancer, which reduce the chances of biopsy related sepsis, have been recommended for use by NICE.

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Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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17-19 October 2022

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3rd November 2022

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