RECENT NEWS

'Health is not a luxury item', warns WHO Director-General

The Coronavirus pandemic dominated discussion at Omnia Health Live, with experts across the world sharing the latest findings on COVID-19.

Tongue microbes provide window to heart health

Microorganisms on the tongue could help diagnose heart failure, according to research presented on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Anaemia is ‘common’ in COVID patients admitted to ICU

New findings on patients with COVID-19 have been discussed at Omnia Health Live.

Roll-on, roll-off pinworm collector

A new and improved method for diagnosing pinworm infections has been developed by Bio-Connections.

Smartphone app uses voice recordings to detect fluid in the lungs

Voice analysis by a smartphone app identifies lung congestion in heart failure patients, allowing early intervention before their condition deteriorates. The small study is presented on HFA Discoveries.

Patient record flag improves care of people with learning disabilities

Healthcare for people with a learning disability can be improved by a new flag on patient records, a pilot scheme has shown.

Global healthcare community to unite in world’s biggest virtual event

For five days in June (22-26 June 2020) the global healthcare community will be brought together on a scale like never seen before through a new experience delivered entirely online, Omnia Health Live.

NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes

New online tools for people living with diabetes are now available on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic.

New guidance for gas supply in medical facilities

National trade body The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has rewritten one of its most frequently referenced codes of practice, which is used in medical environments across the UK.

Doctors do not want to return to pre-pandemic work patterns

Fewer than half (45%) of doctors say they want their working pattern to return to what it was before the pandemic, according to a survey of over 25,000 UK members of the Royal College of Physicians.

Eastwood Park to reopen for training

Eastwood Park is planning to resume training at the end June, while implementing safety measures for learners and staff.

Study aims to improve medicines management

A National Institute of Health Research funded study provides new insight for clinicians such as GPs and pharmacists to help them manage their patients’ medication more effectively.

Transfusion of antibody-rich plasma aims to boost patients’ survival

NHS Blood and Transplant has supplied the first units of convalescent plasma to hospitals and the first transfusions have taken place.

New triple antiviral drug combination potential for treating COVID-19

A two-week course of antiviral therapy with interferon beta-1b plus lopinavir-ritonavir and ribavirin, started within seven days of showing COVID-19 symptoms has shown potential for treating COVID-19.

Fear of COVID-19 keeping more than half of heart attack patients away

​The number of heart attack patients seeking urgent hospital care has dropped by more than 50% during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an extensive worldwide survey by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

POC analysis helps keep vulnerable patients safer in Cornwall

Horiba Medical has announced that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) in partnership with the Cornwall Foundation NHS Trust have recently purchased and installed five new Microsemi CRP point-of-care (POC) haematology analysers.

AfPP seeks further understanding of bullying in operating theatres

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) has launched their second nationwide survey in a bid to better understand the challenges faced by those working within the operating theatre and associated areas.

Research centre on health inequalities launched

NHS England and the NHS Confederation have announced the creation of a new centre to investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health.

New App Launched For Clinicians And Biomedical Scientists

Step Communications has launched a free App to download digital copies of the Clinical Services Journal and Pathology in Practice.

NHS England welcome publication of updated risk assessment guidance

NHS England has today welcomed the publication of updated risk assessment guidance which provides practical measures to advance the way risk assessments are carried out for BAME, at risk and other vulnerable staff groups working across the NHS.

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EBME Expo 2021

Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Stadium Way West Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
30th June - 1st July

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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