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Clearer labelling on catheters needed to prevent patient harm

Clearer labelling on urinary catheters is now required from suppliers following incidents where patients were fitted with the wrong type.

'Gamechanger' drug for treating obesity cuts body weight by 20%

A third (35%) of people who took a new drug for treating obesity lost more than one-fifth of their total body weight, according to a major global study involving UCLH and UCL and supported by the NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

Nursing applications soar as pandemic inspires next generation

Data released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show applications to study nursing in the UK have increased by almost a third (32%) from this time last year.

Althea launches endoscopy transformation service

Althea has announced that it has launched an Endoscopy Transformation Service, aimed at NHS & Private hospitals striving to meet increasing demand and the latest regulatory requirements (JAG/IHEEM/HTN).

Guidance to help doctors keep pace with increase in remote prescribing

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published updated guidance on prescribing, to support doctors who are increasingly seeing patients via remote and virtual consultations.

Getinge commits to the Science Based Targets initiative

Getinge is committing to the Science Based Target initiative and to become a net-zero emissions company as a next step in reaching its target to become a CO₂ neutral company by 2025.

New prostate cancer test could avoid unnecessary biopsies

A urine test based on University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center research could have avoided one third of unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies while failing to detect only a small number of cancers

Blueprint for NHS and social care reform

The Health and Social Care Secretary has set out “new proposals to build on the NHS response to the pandemic”.

RCP publishes end-of-life care resource for hospital doctors

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has produced a resource in collaboration with the Society of Acute Medicine to support hospital doctors in improving the care and choices provided to people at the end of their life.

Cancer patients not receiving life-saving heart attack treatment

A new study reports that emergency heart attack treatment is effective in patients with cancer, yet many do not receive it.

State-of-the-art modular theatre delivered to Royal Preston

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions is supporting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to deliver essential interventional radiology procedures during a period of refurbishment.

NICE issues guidance on cutting-edge treatment for lymphoma

NHS patients are to be among the first in the world to be offered access to a cutting-edge cancer treatment after NICE recommended its use.

Well-managed ward rounds vital for patient safety

Well-managed ward rounds are key to the delivery of safe and effective hospital care and nurses can play a vital role in leading them, says a new report.

Dräger opens multi-million pound PPE factory in the UK

Dräger Safety UK has today officially opened a new manufacturing facility in Gateshead, which will help meet increased demand for PPE.

Being fat linked with worse heart health even in people who exercise

Physical activity does not undo the negative effects of excess body weight on heart health, according to the finding of a large study.

CE mark for World’s first approved robotic gamma probe

Lightpoint Medical, a medical device company developing miniaturised surgical tools for advanced intra-operative cancer detection, has received CE Mark approval for the first robotic gamma probe to be commercially available to European hospitals.

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances

Patients’ chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests.

London hospital advances neurosurgical imaging with 4K-3D technology

Surgical teams at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), in London, will get unprecedented 4K-3D views of the brain and spine during surgery through a ground-breaking new exoscope.

CSJ January Issue Out Now!

The Clinical Services Journal January 2021 issue has landed on desks and is now available via our website and the app!

HSIB launches report on supporting staff following safety incidents

A new report from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) outlines the most important factors for supporting staff in the wake of safety incidents, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

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4th - 5th April

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

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