RECENT NEWS

Painkiller use in childbirth drops six percentage points in a decade

The use of analgesics or anaesthetics before or during delivery has dropped from 67% of all deliveries in 2008-09 to 61% in 2018-19, new figures released by NHS Digital show.

Perioperative charity receives funding to support digital transformation

The UK’s leading membership organisation for operating theatre practitioners has received significant funding for a new digital transformation project focused on patient safety.

Dental X-rays may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma

Repeated exposure to dental X-rays may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and tumours in tissue covering the brain and spinal cord, according to new research.

NHS ramps up drive to increase uptake of lifesaving vaccines

More lifesaving vaccines should be provided in convenient locations for parents to drive uptake, a new NHS review reports.

New social media techniques used to boost cancer screening rates

Hundreds of practice nurses across the country have been taught how social media can improve health thanks to the success of one of NHS Digital’s Widening Digital Participation projects.

Over 100 local school children inspired at Birmingham wellbeing healthcare event

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) welcomed over 100 local school children to its WM Young Life Event, to teach them about the importance of wellbeing and inspire them to consider a career in healthcare.

Invest Northern Ireland Partner with ABHI at MEDICA 2019

Invest Northern Ireland is delighted to be hosting a Northern Ireland stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion at Medica 2019; the largest healthcare exhibition in the world.

A&E rated highly, say patients

Poole Hospital’s urgent and emergency care services have been rated ‘better performing' by patients in a major new study published on 23 October which looks at urgent and emergency NHS care across the country.

Call for doctors to receive mandatory training in keeping homeless patients off the streets

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), along with seven other medical royal colleges and homeless charities, has called on the Government to urgently address the needs of homeless people treated in the NHS.

Getinge opens up a new hybrid OR

Getinge has inaugurated a new hybrid operating room (OR) in its 'Experience Center' in Rastatt, Germany.

New collaboration aims to help prostate cancer patients

The Rutherford Cancer Centre North East has announced a collaboration with Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital to aid the treatment of prostate cancer radiotherapy patients.

New partnership to create the NHS ‘Event of the Year’

A major new conference and exhibition, ConfedExpo, will create the largest NHS event in the UK, bringing together NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Expo with the NHS Confederation’s annual gathering.

Reports providing official adult social care statistics released by NHS Digital

NHS Digital has published three reports which include the latest statistics on those in receipt of adult social care in England.

UK AI first to help nearly half a million with chronic conditions

In an unprecedented partnership, a digital social enterprise and four UK health charities are coming together to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) for good – creating the UK’s first AI coaching tool of its kind to support long term health conditions.

First national mouth cancer surgery study calls for updated guidelines

The first nationwide trial evaluating elective neck dissection for early stage oral cancer (SEND study), has been published.

Lightpoint Medical wins Medtech Insight Award

Lightpoint Medical – a technology specialist in precision-guided cancer surgery – has been awarded the Medtech Insight Award for Best Technological Innovation, in the Devices and Diagnostics category.

Virtual patients arrive at NNUH

Junior doctors will be helped to hone their skills with the introduction of an innovative new teaching technology at NNUH.

NPAG announces National District Nurses Conference

The National Performance Advisory Group (NPAG) has announced details of a one day conference aimed at NHS managers, integrated managers and SPQ students within district nursing.

Project to develop new technology to detect heart failure receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham aiming to develop a better way to diagnose heart failure and assess patients who may benefit from heart pumps has received a grant of almost £150,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

Royal College of Physicians’ census shows swathes of the country struggling to employ senior doctors

Only 13% of senior doctors’ posts in England were made in rural parts of the country, according to a UK-wide census of doctors conducted by the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.