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Research reveals importance of the patient experience in aiding recovery

According to new YouGov research, for Sodexo Healthcare, 93% of inpatients believe they are more likely to get better quicker and leave hospital sooner if they have had a positive hospital experience.

56% of healthcare professionals haven’t been cybersecurity trained

A new survey, commissioned by NordLocker, found that 56% of employees in the healthcare sector haven’t had cybersecurity training by their current employer. The same survey revealed that 76% of healthcare professionals handle confidential data at work.

Patients with rare skin cancer face 40% recurrence rate

Patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a five-year recurrence rate of 40%, markedly higher than the recurrence rates for melanoma and other skin cancers, a study has found.

Medovate joins ABHI US Accelerator 2022 cohort

Medovate will be joining the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) US Accelerator 2022 cohort.

Blood test could save lives of thousands of heart attack patients

A quick and cheap blood test could help doctors to spot people at high risk of death following a suspected heart attack, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation.

New report calls for stronger action on major health risk factors

A new report, from the Health Foundation, calls for the Government to take stronger action to tackle the leading risk factors for ill health, following years of "slow, uneven and disjointed policy making".

New taskforce to level-up maternity care and tackle disparities

A new Maternity Disparities Taskforce will tackle disparities in maternity care experienced by women from ethnic minority groups and those living in deprived areas.

Pioneering X-ray imaging software lights the way to better bone health

Results of a clinical study published in the British Medical Journal demonstrate that IBEX Trueview software can accurately predict fracture risk from standard DR scans – paving the way for advances in osteoporosis detection.

New national ‘Prep, Stop, Block’ protocol

New guidelines have been published to increase the safety of regional anaesthesia.

New report on anti-rheumatic drugs and surgery

For patients with rheumatic arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, discontinuing biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) prior to orthopaedic surgery does not appear to increase the risk of surgical site infections.

The impact of the pandemic on health services for children

Rapidly growing waiting times for health services on top of the disproportionate burden on their mental health, wrought by the pandemic, risks leaving a generation of children and young people behind.

Supporting patients needing emergency and urgent care

The RCP and the Getting It Right First Time programme (GIRFT) have published a statement which sets out how best to support patients who present with emergency and urgent medical care needs.

Campaign to increase uptake of cervical screening

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), with the support of the NHS, has launched a major new national campaign to increase the number of those eligible attending their cervical screening in England.

Government unveils plans to join up NHS and social care

Patients will receive better, more joined-up care under new plans announced to improve the links between health and social care.

Medovate announces exclusive distribution agreement

Medovate has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mercury Medical for exclusive distribution of the FDA-cleared device SAFIRA (SAFer Injection for Regional Anesthesia) across the whole of the US.

Trials to eradicate bias in healthcare AI

Biases in artificial intelligence will aim to be eradicated in a world first as the NHS in England trials a new approach to the ethical adoption of AI in healthcare.

Pre-op care to support NHS patients ahead of surgery

Patients waiting for major procedures will be given extensive support from dedicated NHS care teams to make sure they are fighting fit for surgery.

NHS backs ‘pioneering’ new cancer innovations

Thousands of patients are set to benefit from pioneering new technology being backed by the NHS that aims to revolutionise cancer testing techniques across the country.

Funding for innovative endometrial cancer treatment

An innovative new drug for treating advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer in adults who have had platinum-based chemotherapy is being recommended by NICE as an option for use within the Cancer Drugs Fund.

HCA opens £26m specialist oncology unit

HCA Healthcare UK has opened the doors to its latest investment in complex cancer care; a £26milion specialist complex haematology and oncology unit at HCA Healthcare UK at University College Hospital.

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

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IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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