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Platform to improve transparency on wait times

Patients waiting for elective surgeries will benefit from increased transparency and information sharing following the launch of the new NHS ‘My Planned Care’ platform.

Government launches 10-year ‘national war on cancer’

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has declared "a war on cancer” and launched a call for evidence to underpin an ambitious 10-Year Cancer Plan for England.

Bundle reduced death or severe brain bleeding in premature infants

Researchers have found that the introduction of a bundle of evidence-based practices reduced death or severe brain bleeding from 27.4% to 15% in premature babies.

Dry powder inhaler halves carbon footprint of asthma treatment

Switching from a metered dose inhaler to a dry powder version for maintenance therapy more than halves the carbon footprint of people with asthma, and without any worsening of their condition, finds a study published online in the journal Thorax.

NHS rolls out gene therapy for rare disease affecting babies

The NHS has struck a deal for a life-saving treatment, reportedly the most expensive drug in the world, that will offer babies and young children with a rare genetic disease the prospect of a normal life.

Government to cap legal costs in litigation against NHS

The Government is launching a consultation to protect NHS funding by tackling increasing and disproportionate legal fees for lower value clinical negligence claims.

Rutherford to offer cancer services to NHS

Rutherford Health, a leading independent provider of advanced cancer care in the UK, has announced it has offered its treatment and diagnostic services to the National Health Service on a not-for-profit basis for the next three years.

Experts highlight role of digital innovation in improving outcomes

The UK Government welcomed a panel of esteemed UK and UAE experts in its digital health at Arab Health 2022, to explore the role digital health has in improving patient outcomes in the UK and the Middle East.

London’s King’s College Hospital to open its doors in Jeddah

Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is set to become home to a 150 bed world-class multi-specialty hospital, which will be fully integrated with King’s College Hospital’s facilities in London.

Versius has indication extended into thoracic surgery

CMR Surgical (CMR) has announced the Versius Surgical Robotic System has been indicated for thoracics to support surgeons providing minimally invasive surgery to patients undergoing operations in the lungs, thymus and oesophagus.

Fewer breakthrough COVID-19 infections with Moderna vaccine

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found that people who received the Moderna vaccine were less likely to experience “breakthrough” COVID-19 cases, compared to recipients of the Pfizer vaccine.

NHS cancer checks at record high

Record numbers of people are coming forward for cancer tests, with almost a quarter of a million referrals in one month according to the latest data from NHS England.

Study: TV watching linked with potentially fatal blood clots

Scientists are warning that that watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with a 35% higher risk of blood clots compared with less than 2.5 hours.

Pioneering robotic thoracic surgery broadcast live from Arab Health

Arab Health 2022 will see world renowned surgeons demonstrating a Right RATS (Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery) Lower Lobectomy and Lymph Node Dissection procedure via Proximie.

Study confirms accuracy of test for Helicobacter pylori infection

A clinical validation study conducted at Oulu University Hospital (OUH) has confirmed the high accuracy of a new test for the diagnosis of atrophic gastritis (AG) and Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection in patients referred for gastroscopy.

Global Virtual Lecture in the Metaverse at Arab Health 2022

Global clinicians are expected to make ‘exhibition history’ by attending a lecture in the Metaverse with the launch of The Metaversity hosted live from Arab Health 2022.

Tyson & Blake grows healthcare portfolio with StrongRoom AI

Global investment firm Tyson & Blake has announced its lead investment in Strong Room Technology, a medical innovation company aimed at improving pharmacy, methadone dispensing, and diagnosing to improve patient outcomes.

RQM+ Acquires AcKnowledge Regulatory Strategies

RQM+ has acquired AcKnowledge Regulatory Strategies (AcKnowledge RS), a San Diego-based firm specialising in regulatory affairs consulting for the medical device and IVD industry.

King Edward VII’s Hospital opens new world class diagnostic centre

Independent charitable hospital King Edward VII’s, located within the prestigious Harley Street Medical Area, has opened a new, world class facility, offering diagnostic services and outpatient care.

Highlights of the National Comparative Audits of Blood Transfusion

A joint SHOT and NCA webinar will run on Tuesday 15 February 2022 (14:00–15:00 GMT).

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Upcoming Events

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

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

IDSc Annual Conference

The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham
29th - 30th November 2022

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

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