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Contract extension following ophthalmology procedures success

A 12-month contract extension will see Scotland’s largest provider of cataract procedures continue to use a temporary operating theatre from one of the UK’s leading medical technology companies to help it increase its capacity.

AfPP conference receives record number of attendees

Organisers of the perioperative industry’s leading residential conference - AfPP Residential 2019 - have announced a record number of attendees at their annually-held conference.

Leading health organisations call for PM to put health at the heart of Brexit negotiations

The Royal College of Physicians has written a letter to the Prime Minister, signed by 16 other leading health organisations, calling for the NHS and wider health and care system to be considered at the highest levels of Brexit negotiations.

New proton beam therapy centre opens to meet rising demand

The Rutherford Cancer Centre Thames Valley has announced the opening of its new proton beam therapy suite to meet growing demand for the pioneering treatment.

A-level students encouraged to join the NHS

NHS leaders are calling on A-level students to consider a career in nursing. The NHS has worked with universities to offer more than 7000 extra nursing places in higher education from September 2019.

NHS plan aims to help patients avoid long hospital stays

Action to help tens of thousands more people avoid lengthy spells in hospital is being rolled out nationwide as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

NHS England approves haemophilia drug funding

Roche Products and Chugai Pharma UK have announced that NHS England has commissioned Hemlibra (emicizumab) for people with severe congenital haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors.

UK loses 'measles-free status'

The World Health Organization has confirmed that the UK has lost its ‘measles free’ status. Measles is one of the most infectious diseases known to man and lots of work is underway to combat the rise in cases.

Hundreds of lives saved through new tech to spot sepsis

According to a report by NHS England, the NHS has saved hundreds of people from sepsis thanks to better use of digital technology in hospitals.

Cross-sector partnership aims to boost Leeds healthtech sector

More than three million citizens across the Leeds City Region are set to benefit as senior leaders from the healthtech industry, the regional enterprise partnership, the NHS, local authorities, and five universities today announced a dynamic, new partnership to accelerate health technology innovation.

Effect of obesity on risk of cancer twice as large as previously thought

The effect of being overweight and obesity on risk of cancer is at least twice as large as previously thought, according to new findings by an international research team which included University of Bristol academics.

Government proposes changes to NHS pension rules

The government is putting forward a plan to allow doctors complete flexibility when it comes to scaling down their pension contributions, to avoid breaching the annual tax-free allowance.

NHS launches accredited suppliers for electronic patient records

NHSX and NHS England have published a list of accredited suppliers of electronic patient record solutions, in a bid to give purchasers in the NHS more confidence in their route to digitisation.

Ultrasound technology will improve patient experience

Two new state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are set to reduce discomfort and speed up recovery for patients undergoing mastectomies and other surgical procedures at the Friarage Hospital.

Nine out of 10 trainee doctors do not have someone solely responsible for staff wellbeing

A Medical Protection survey of doctors has highlighted concerns about staff wellbeing, with junior doctors feeling the least prioritised by their line managers/partners.

Prime Minister announces extra £1.8 billion for NHS frontline services

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a new £1.8 billion NHS cash injection to help improve patient care.

Royal College of Physicians appoints new clinical director for digital health

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has appointed Dr Wajid Hussain as its new clinical director for digital health.

HEE spearheads campaign to encourage nurses back to the profession

A marketing campaign aimed at encouraging former registered nurses not currently practising back into the profession has been launched today by Health Education England (HEE).

First chemo patients benefit from funded scalp coolers

Chemotherapy patients at Leeds Cancer Centre can now benefit from 10 state-of-the-art scalp cooling systems, all donated by fundraiser, Jacqui Drake.

Trade minister says NHS will not be put up for sale

Trade minister Liz Truss has stated that the NHS would not be put up for sale, as she prepares to discuss a free-trade deal with the US in the next few weeks.