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Norovirus cases grow as thousands still in hospital with winter viruses

Thousands of people were in hospital with seasonal viruses last week – including rising numbers with norovirus – as NHS staff continue to deal with a range of winter pressures.

New platform launched for retired consultants to return to NHS

The NHS is encouraging retired doctors to return to the health service to help bring down long waits for elective care, with the aim of making it easier and more flexible for staff to return to the NHS as part of the Long Term Workforce Plan.

Health Secretary announces new women's health priorities for 2024

The Health and Social Care Secretary has named problem periods, women’s health research and support for domestic and sexual abuse victims among the government’s priorities for women’s health in 2024.

'Heart Surgeon’s Cookbook' to tackle key dexterity skills

An eminent heart surgeon claims the rapid development of transcatheter surgical techniques represent the biggest short and medium-term challenges – and the most exciting innovation, for heart surgeons today. The world's 'most difficult cookbook' has been launched to help heart surgeons address some of these challenges.

Leading infection expert appointed as President of the British Infection Association

A leading microbiologist and infection control expert at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the President of the British Infection Association.

Nanoflex Robotics Receives ISO 13485 Certification

Nanoflex Robotics AG, a remote robotic surgical company based in Switzerland, has received the internationally recognised ISO 13485 certification for its quality management system in designing and manufacturing remote robotic devices for endovascular interventions.

Harley Street Medical Area showcases London’s healthcare excellence at Arab Health 2024

Long-term landlord and curator of the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA), The Howard de Walden Estate is returning to Arab Health for the seventh year, accompanied by 13 of their world-class clinics, medtech and hospital groups.

Nuffield Health and Icon group announce next phase in strategic partnership

Following the initial agreement of the strategic partnership on 21 August 2023, Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, and Icon Group, Australia’s largest specialist oncology services provider, are announcing the next step in their strategic partnership through a new collaboration at Nuffield Health Cancer Centre London (CCL) and exploring growth opportunities across the network.

Surgical Holdings launches academy to deliver sustainable medical device education

Surgical Holdings, a family run manufacturer and repairer of surgical instruments with a core focus on sustainability, has announced the launch of the 'Surgical Holdings Academy,' a pioneering platform designed to offer medical device education for healthcare professionals.

Study highlights depression link to increased bodyweight

Increases in symptoms of depression are associated with a subsequent increase in bodyweight when measured one month later, new research from the University of Cambridge has found.

Landmark national study supports use of whole genome sequencing in standard cancer care

In the largest study of its kind, scientists have reported how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.

Karl Storz acquires British AI specialist

MedTech company Karl Storz has announced the acquisition of the innovative software manufacturer Innersight Labs, (ISL) headquartered in London.

Digital pathology to improve cancer screening and save lives

Screening for breast, bowel and cervical cancer will be made quicker and more effective under plans to roll out the use of digital images to detect cancer.

New fast-track operating theatres completed at Addenbrookes Hospital as part of national surgical hub strategy

Three new orthopaedic operating theatres built at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge by MTX using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are playing a leading role in a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England.

Ongoing brain injury caused by COVID-19 may not always be detected by routine tests

A new study published recently in Nature Communications details that markers of brain injury are present in the blood many months after COVID-19 infection, despite inflammation blood tests being normal.

Making every second count when treating sepsis

According to the UK Sepsis Trust, every year about 48,000 people die from sepsis-related illness. Getting treatment to the patient rapidly is essential if as many lives as possible are to be saved. When every second counts, Medstor module carts take care to the point of treatment quickly and efficiently.

Bender awarded theatre contract at HCA Healthcare Harborne Hospital

Bender UK has been awarded the contract to deliver critical power supply solutions and equip four state-of-the-art theatres at the new £100 million The Harborne Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK.

Decision support tools programme makes leap to national service

A new app-based service is set to go from strength to strength as it transitions to a national programme in support of the NHS and social care workforce, says InnoScot Health.

Nuffield Health hospitals achieve ‘gold’ standard awards from the National Joint Registry

The National Joint Registry (NJR) has given ‘Gold’ Quality Data Provider awards to 34 hospitals from Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, for their commitment to high quality care and patient safety reporting in orthopaedics surgery.

Warning after rise in extremely drug-resistant Shigella

There has been a concerning rise in cases of extensively antibiotic-resistant Shigella sonnei infections, mainly in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), UKHSA has announced.

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Upcoming Events

Infection Prevention & Control

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
23rd - 24th April 2024

ESGE Days 2024, Symposium – ‘Elevating Endoscopy: Inspiring Progress and Innovation’

Estrel Congress Center (room 15), Berlin, Germany
25th April 2024, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST

National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

World Hand Hygiene Day

Worldwide
5th May 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

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