RECENT NEWS

First national mouth cancer surgery study calls for updated guidelines

The first nationwide trial evaluating elective neck dissection for early stage oral cancer (SEND study), has been published.

Lightpoint Medical wins Medtech Insight Award

Lightpoint Medical – a technology specialist in precision-guided cancer surgery – has been awarded the Medtech Insight Award for Best Technological Innovation, in the Devices and Diagnostics category.

Virtual patients arrive at NNUH

Junior doctors will be helped to hone their skills with the introduction of an innovative new teaching technology at NNUH.

NPAG announces National District Nurses Conference

The National Performance Advisory Group (NPAG) has announced details of a one day conference aimed at NHS managers, integrated managers and SPQ students within district nursing.

Project to develop new technology to detect heart failure receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham aiming to develop a better way to diagnose heart failure and assess patients who may benefit from heart pumps has received a grant of almost £150,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

Royal College of Physicians’ census shows swathes of the country struggling to employ senior doctors

Only 13% of senior doctors’ posts in England were made in rural parts of the country, according to a UK-wide census of doctors conducted by the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Landmark first surgical AI product deployed at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Digital Surgery has announced the deployment of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology stack for surgery, the first of its kind, at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

Toolkit ensures pregnant women get the right hospital treatment

A new acute care toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians and the Society of Acute Medicine provides practical guidance for healthcare staff caring for pregnant women with an urgent medical problem like chest or heart pain, breathlessness or severe headache.

Recruitment success for Trust’s training programmes

More than 100 nurses have been offered posts and 170 doctors have joined The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) since the launch of two innovative training programmes.

Clinipak now operating as Key Surgical in UK market

Clinipak has officially merged with the Key Surgical brand and will now operate as such in the UK market.

Female external catheter wins ‘Pitch in Five’ session at the IPS Conference

The Purewick™ Female external catheter from BD has been awarded first prize for the ‘Pitch in Five’ session held at the recent IPS meeting in Liverpool.

Project to develop new technology receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at Ulster University aiming to develop a better way of powering mechanical heart pumps used to treat heart failure has received a grant of almost £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

Taking action against airborne contamination

In the operating theatre, everything that comes into contact with the wound site has been sterilised except the air, which comes into contact with everything.

Life-changing treatment for children with rare disease available on NHS

Children in England with a rare condition which leads to early death are set to receive treatment on the NHS, after the health service struck a deal with manufacturers.

‘Social media influencers’ recruited to extend reach of NHS app

The search is on for nurses and other health professionals across England to become the face of the NHS App on social media and in their communities, helping people to take back control of their own health.

Consistent rinsing for lumened instruments

Lumened instruments must be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed after each surgical procedure. The Q-Rinse system from Altomed is designed to provide an efficient, consistent and validated prewash rinse protocol for lumened instruments. The system has been developed to be used post-operatively, to provide a validated alternative to typical rinsing practices.

Mobile endoscopy unit created to meet NHS demand

Mobile medical unit provider EMS Healthcare has broadened its endoscopy offer with the launch of Trilogy+, a mobile endoscopy facility which will provide Trusts with additional scoping capacity, in light of recent changes to bowel cancer screening recommendations.

Extension to mobile theatre unit deployed in Dudley

Following the success of an initial contract, a UK medical technology company is set to continue to help an NHS hospital Trust deliver orthopaedic procedures during a refurbishment project.

Plans unveiled to transform care in early years, dementia and frailty

Greater Manchester’s NHS and Councils are working together to develop and test new advanced technologies that will join up vital information across public services and empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives.

QIST to focus on Anaemia

November’s Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) event will focus on anaemia.