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Matron announced for new Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital

Nuffield Health has appointed Anthony Fitzgerald as the first Matron for its new hospital located at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Healthcare urged to strive for net zero carbon economy

A new joint commentary by EASAC and FEAM, representing European Academies of Science and Medicine, emphasises the responsibility of the health sector to reduce its own GHG emissions, and work with other sectors to accelerate decarbonisation.

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock

Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology

70% of surgical professionals concerned about backlog

​One year from lockdown, a new survey of healthcare professionals working in operating theatres across the NHS and private sector has revealed the devastating impact of COVID-19 on elective care procedures across the UK in the last 12 months.

Study strengthens links between red meat and heart disease

An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function.

Webinar on medical device innovation in the NHS

A free webinar hosted by Medstrom will discuss key challenges and opportunities around medical device innovation.

Crucial role of nursing in achieving UN sustainable development goals

A new Royal College of Nursing report highlights the crucial role of nursing towards achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

New £2m scanners advance diagnostics at Poole Hospital

Poole Hospital’s nuclear medicine department has received a significant boost with the roll-out of two new Siemens scanners, designed to improve diagnosis for its patients.

Dräger acquires majority share of Swiss start-up Stimit

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA has acquired the majority share of Stimit AG. With this acquisition, Dräger further expands its expertise in the field of lung-protective ventilation.

Call for cardiologists to contribute to multinational platform

The first international platform for sharing cardiovascular data has been launched by euCanSHare, an EU-Canada funded project being implemented by 17 partners, led by the University of Barcelona and including the European Society of Cardiology.

AI improves accuracy of breast ultrasound diagnosis

Scientists have trained deep learning algorithms to classify breast lesions from ultrasound images in a large multi-centre study.

Patients set to benefit from five-minute breast cancer treatment

An injection that cuts the amount of time breast cancer patients spend in hospital from two and a half hours to as little as five minutes is being rolled out across the country by NHS England.

Addenbrooke's clear COVID mask secures CE mark

The development of a clear facemask designed by the clinical engineering innovation team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has passed another major milestone – and will help in the fight against COVID-19.

Heart attacks in young more deadly with systemic inflammatory disease

Heart attacks in young adults are twice as likely to be fatal in those with inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

NICE publishes single guideline for managing COVID-19

NICE has published a single guideline for the management of COVID-19 in children and adults.

Consultation on the regulation of healthcare professionals

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views on proposals to reform the regulation of healthcare professionals, including the statutory regulation of physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs).

New 'Office for Health Promotion' to tackle public health

A new 'Office for Health Promotion' will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation by tackling obesity, improving mental health and promoting physical activity.

Guidance to get back on track with cardiovascular disease prevention

A new practical guide is helping teams in healthcare systems across England to overcome disruption in work to prevent cardiovascular disease (including stroke, heart disease and vascular dementia) caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 recovery plan announced for patient care and staff wellbeing

The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1 billion plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of COVID.

New agency to tackle health threats

A new UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to plan for, prevent and respond to external health threats such as infectious diseases will be led by Dr. Jenny Harries, the Government has announced.

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