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Night shift work linked to increased risk of heart problems

People who work night shifts are at increased risk of developing an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AF), according to research published in the European Heart Journal.

Bed occupancy levels highlight scale of pressure across the NHS

​NHS England have published the latest bed occupancy data. The number of general and acute beds has increased by 1% on the previous quarter but remains 4% lower than pre-pandemic levels, with 4,567 fewer beds than in quarter one 2019/20.

Health Secretary opens new cancer hospital

Thousands of patients in Cumbria will benefit from state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Carlisle.

Ophthalmology framework agreement launched by NHS Supply Chain

A new ophthalmology national framework agreement which brings together three legacy agreements, while also adding new categories, has been launched by NHS Supply Chain.

AI initiative to transform early lung cancer treatment

Optellum, a lung-health AI company, has entered a strategic collaboration with the Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson.

New blood test improves prostate cancer screening

Research shows that a new blood test could improve prostate cancer screening by helping to reduce over-diagnosis.

Investigation into COVID-19 demands on oxygen delivery in hospitals

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has published the results of its investigation into oxygen pipeline issues during COVID-19.

New high tech system has cancer in its sights

Cancer patients are benefiting from ultra-precise cancer treatments thanks to a new state-of-the-art system that provides clinicians with a 3D body ‘map’.

Dorset research teams win awards for COVID-19 research

Research teams at University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) have been presented with the Outstanding Contribution to COVID-19 Research Award for their delivery and management of clinical trials throughout the pandemic.

Diabetic hearts lose energy during heart attacks

High levels of fat in the hearts of people with type 2 diabetes might make their cells ‘immune’ to the important roles that fats have in regulating cell’s energy consumption, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation.

Innovative device could help stroke survivors

A new wearable device delivering electrical pulses to the arm, to help stroke survivors overcome abnormal stiffness in the arm (a major barrier to recovery), is to be developed by researchers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Call to increase participation of women in cardiovascular trials

Women must be equally represented in heart disease research to ensure that treatment recommendations meet their specific health needs, according to new review.

New breast cancer surgery technique reduces debilitating side effects

Independent charitable hospital King Edward VII’s, based in Harley Street Medical Area, is incorporating two new innovations to combat some of the damaging long-term side effects of breast cancer surgeries.

NHS Trust introduces digital-first pathway for endoscopy

​Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has adopted a new digital-first pathway from DrDoctor for its endoscopy diagnostic service, giving nursing staff more time to focus on care and engaging patients in the pre-procedure process.

Patient flow platform supports Kent hospitals to tackle patient waits

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) is striving to ensure that no patient has to wait for the care they need, by implementing a centralised care co-ordination centre powered by TeleTracking’s patient flow platform.

Telemedicine: survey highlights pros and cons

The telehealth market is expected to grow at a rate of 40% reaching $194.05 billion globally in 2023. Despite this rapid growth, until now there has been little research on patient and healthcare provider (HCP) perspectives concerning its adoption.

Education to prevent spread of healthcare associated infections

Tork, Essity’s professional hygiene brand, has partnered with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and global service provider, Sodexo to launch an Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) programme to support infection prevention teams.

Heart patients need more help to lose weight

Weight loss is given insufficient priority in the management of heart patients despite the benefits, according to a study.

One in five less likely to attend cancer screenings post-pandemic

A collaborative research study, involving researchers from King’s, Cardiff University and University of Surrey, has investigated the opinions people have of cancer screenings post-pandemic.

Webinar: impact of falls among the elderly population

Following the success of Medstrom’s recent webinars in 2021, the company is continuing its series with thought-provoking discussion and the exchange of evidence-based research on topical issues in healthcare.

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

NPAG Theatres and Decontamination Conference

Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

EBME Expo 2022

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28th - 29th June

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