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Chemotherapy-free treatment to be offered to leukaemia patients

A new oral treatment for an incurable blood cancer has been recommended for NHS use by NICE. Acalabrutinib, taken as a twice daily tablet, is recommended as an option for adults with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

Government announces £7 billion boost for health and social care

A funding package of £7 billion has been confirmed for health and social care services, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

CQC raises concerns over DNACPR decisions during the pandemic

​A new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found worrying variation in people’s experiences of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic.

£25 million boost for nurse training

Nurses and other healthcare students will benefit from expanded virtual training, and the launch of a new national critical care qualification for qualified nurses.

Bender UK expands with new business unit in Ireland

A new Bender team has been formed in Ireland to support increased demand for its products and services in the region.

Partnership to enhance ultrasound with AI-based image quantification

Royal Philips, a global provider of health technology, and DiA Imaging Analysis, a provider of AI-powered applications for ultrasound, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver automated solutions to clinicians at the point-of-care.

Early tracheotomy helps patients avoid ventilator-associated pneumonia

Surgically opening the windpipe, or trachea, within the first seven days of the start of mechanical ventilation decreases the time patients spend on ventilators, shortens their ICU stay and lowers their risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

The Institute of Government & Public Policy will be hosting The Operating Theatres Show 2021 at The University of East London in October of this year.

Young people need accessible information about their healthcare

New draft guidance from NICE recommends ensuring children and young people are fully informed about their health so that they are empowered to take an active role in their healthcare.

£20m funding competition for blood and transplant research

The NIHR has partnered with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHS BT) to announce a funding competition to award £19.9 million to new NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Units (BTRUs).

Hospital’s radiology team praised for teamwork in national NHS report

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been praised in an NHS national report for making the most efficient use of its radiology team to help increase capacity.

Heart attack diagnosis missed in women more often than in men

Chest pain is misdiagnosed in women more frequently than in men, according to research presented at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Survey: understanding the impact of COVID-19 on perioperative teams

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched a survey to improve understanding of the impact of the Pandemic within perioperative teams.

B. Braun supports major new Expert Advisory Network with the RCS

B. Braun Medical has further developed its support with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) becoming the major supporter of a new research group for innovation in surgical education.

Life-saving digital resuscitation training announced

Skills for Health and the Resuscitation Council UK have partnered to provide the NHS with life-saving digital resuscitation training.

Surgeon receives highest honour for research into bone disease

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Sheffield has received a prestigious international honour in recognition of his pioneering research into bone disease.

New guidance on best practice for modern ward rounds

A new report from UK healthcare professional leaders including the RCP, and developed along with patients, sets out best practice for modern ward rounds.

New facility launched to develop new cancer treatments

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Daresbury Laboratory is strengthening its support for the medical device industry with a new facility.

NICE recommends SIRT therapy for advanced liver cancer

Hundreds of people with advanced liver cancer are set to benefit after NICE has published final draft guidance recommending a cancer treatment called selective internal radiation selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT).

NHS gives women HPV home testing kits to cut cancer deaths

More than 31,000 women will be offered kits to carry out smear tests in the privacy and convenience of their own homes in a trial, NHS England has announced.

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Upcoming Events

IPS 2021

ACC Liverpool
27th - 29th September

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

Hilton Metropole Hotel, London
7th October

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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