RECENT NEWS

‘Clean hands for all’ campaign

Skin and surface hygiene specialist, GOJO Industries-Europe is advocating making hand hygiene second nature to everyone on Global Handwashing Day (Tuesday 15 October 2019).

IBD research reaches new milestone

A platform to help find new treatments for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis has smashed researchers’ recruitment target, two years ahead of schedule.

Central Medical Supplies celebrates 30th anniversary

Staff at Leek-based Central Medical Supplies celebrated their 30th Anniversary at the end of September 2019 with the whole company coming together to recognise the business’s achievements over the past three decades.

Government announces additional capital funding for NHS hospitals

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has launched a hospital building programme as part of a major push by the Conservatives to ensure the NHS is delivering for patients across the country.

Survey reveals extent and impact of fatigue on hospital staff

Politicians, healthcare bodies and medical royal colleges from across the UK are backing the national Fight Fatigue Campaign to help raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on the NHS workforce.

Will Health Secretary call for compulsory MMR vaccinations?

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has hinted that the Government is seeking legal advice on the introduction of compulsory vaccinations for school aged children.

Cumbrian social enterprise launch recruitment campaign

Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) has launched an innovative recruitment effort aimed at attracting clinicians around the UK and overseas to the county. CHoC hopes that by launching the engaging campaign, it will encourage an influx of top medical talent to the area.

Partnership establishes UK’s first fully integrated hospital-wide digital transformation

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and Hitachi Consulting has announced a partnership to deliver the UK’s first fully integrated digital transformation of care processes.

AI-guided service reduces emergency admissions by a third

An AI-based nursing service from health technology company, Health Navigator, has been introduced across Vale of York to identify patients at risk of unplanned care attendances and admissions and coach them back to better health.

GAMA Healthcare appoints Dr Teresa Layer as innovation director

Infection prevention specialist, GAMA Healthcare, has appointed industry leader and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) veteran, Dr Teresa Layer, as science and innovation director.

NHS Digital launches staff campaign to boost cyber security in the workplace

NHS staff are being given support and advice to improve cyber security across the system. The Keep I.T. Confidential campaign aims to educate staff across the NHS on the direct impact of data and cyber security on patient safety and care.

Going digital: The future of NHS Labs

With the UK government’s plan to invest £50 million in NHS diagnostic services, and the work of existing centres of excellence, digital pathology is currently a hot topic for biomedical scientists. The subject is set to become one of the biggest draws at the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) Congress, held at the ICC in Birmingham from 22-25th September, the biggest biomedical science conference in Europe.

Health Innovation Manchester opens £300,000 funding call for companies with innovative healthcare solutions

Businesses with innovative healthcare products or services can now apply for a share of £300,000 as a Health Innovation Manchester funding call opens.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester opens Rutherford Cancer Centre North East

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 18 Septemer 2019, heralding a significant milestone for advanced cancer care in the region.

Life-changing treatment on the NHS for children with rare, deadly disease

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.

England’s top nurse to recruit ‘social media influencers’ 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.

Harrow Health Care Centre backs calls for mandatory MMR vaccination

One of London’s leading providers of private vaccinations, Harrow Health Care Centre, has said that calls from fellow GPs that would require children to be fully vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella should be listened to and action taken.

NHS violence reduction lead calls for crackdown on knife sales

A leading trauma surgeon has led the call for more to be done to restrict the sale of harmful ‘zombie knives’ to help prevent violent crime, according to a report by NHS England.

Completing the Picture returns to Scotland

The educational medical devices symposium, Completing the Picture Scotland, will take place at the Doubletree Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort in Glasgow, on Tuesday 12 November 2019

OneMedicalGroup acquires Rescon

Independent health and wellbeing organisation, OneMedicalGroup, has signed a £1million agreement to acquire healthcare technology company, Rescon.