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HSIB highlights impact of pandemic on safety of maternity services

The pandemic has had a significant and detrimental impact on many aspects of healthcare, including maternity care the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has said in response to a new report into stillbirths during COVID-19 by the HSIB.

Royal Colleges hit out at ‘under-investment in maternity care’

More than a decade of under-investment and an over-reliance on committed staff has been brutally exposed by the pandemic, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Blood donors urged to give platelets

Donors have been urged to make the switch from whole blood to platelets, with a new campaign by NHS Blood and Transplant to raise awareness of the importance of platelet donation in lifesaving cancer care.

NHS launches world first trial for new cancer test

The NHS has launched the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.

NICE approves ground-breaking cholesterol-lowering drug inclisiran

NICE has issued guidance recommending the novel anti-cholesterol drug inclisiran (Leqvio and made by Novartis) for people with primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia who have already had a cardiovascular event.

HSIB report highlights key safety issues

The healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has published a report which highlights key safety issues raised during 22 national investigations.

Dräger host exclusive event for care-centred workplace design reveal

This virtual event highlighting their vision of efficient and healing workplace design takes place on 22nd September at 9 AM or 4 PM BST.

South Tees appoints Ingenica to automate inventory management

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ingenica Solutions to automate inventory management processes, driving operational and financial efficiencies across The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital.

Huge regional variation in patients receiving treatment

There is huge regional variation in the number of patients receiving NHS treatment in England, with CCGs in the North performing significantly better than those in the South, according to analysis of NHS England data by the Medical Technology Group.

Gama opens training suite for NHS Staff

Infection prevention and control specialist, Gama Healthcare, best known for hospital disinfectant range Clinell, has built in a state of the art training facility, which is supporting healthcare professionals on the frontline.

Partnership to deliver personalised care training

Nuffield Health and the Personalised Care Institute (PCI) have embarked on a long-term partnership.

New plans announced to reform social care and tackle backlog

The Prime Minister has set out plans to tackle the COVID backlogs, reform adult social care, and bring the health and social care system closer together on a long term, sustainable footing.

NHS to diagnose thousands of people with rare diabetes

Genetic testing on the NHS will spot a rare form of diabetes in thousands of people unaware they are living with the disease, alongside a new training scheme for staff.

NHS cholesterol-busting jab to save thousands of lives

A new drug to lower cholesterol will be made available to hundreds of thousands of NHS patients.

GMC announces advisory forum ahead of key guidance overhaul

The General Medical Council (GMC) has announced the members of an advisory forum that will help steer a review of its core guidance 'Good medical practice'.

Over £2m raised to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices

Occuity, a Thames Valley-based medical technology start-up, is celebrating after successfully hitting their £1.8m investment target just 24 hours after their launch on leading crowdfunding platform, Seedrs.

Sites needed to take part in vascular compression therapy trial

NHS Supply Chain is supporting a trial of compression therapies for people with venous leg ulcers which is seeking a number of sites from around the country to take part in the study.

BMA survey finds that sexism is widespread in medicine

A survey by the BMA shows that 91% of women doctors in the UK have experienced sexism at work with 42% feeling they could not report it.

Night shift work linked to increased risk of heart problems

People who work night shifts are at increased risk of developing an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AF), according to research published in the European Heart Journal.

Bed occupancy levels highlight scale of pressure across the NHS

​NHS England have published the latest bed occupancy data. The number of general and acute beds has increased by 1% on the previous quarter but remains 4% lower than pre-pandemic levels, with 4,567 fewer beds than in quarter one 2019/20.

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IPS 2021

ACC Liverpool
27th - 29th September

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

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ExCel London
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