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State-of-the-art 3D mammography For Frimley Park Hospital

State-of-the-art 3D mammography For Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital has taken delivery of a new £300,000 Hologic mammography machine purchased with money raised by Frimley Health Charity’s Breast Care Appeal.

New scheme to reduce visits to A&E for mental health patients

A pilot scheme in North Lincolnshire is set to improve the care given to mental health patients who are acutely ill or have suffered a minor injury.

Isle Of Wight Pioneers Transgender Medical Care

The Isle Of Wight NHS Trust is one of the first Trusts in the country to train staff in Transgender post-operative care.
40% increase in patients waiting at least six months for surgery

40% increase in patients waiting at least six months for surgery

The latest waiting times data shows that in September 2017, the number of patients waiting longer than six months for surgery increased by 40% compared to the same time last year.
Stroke Care Improved on Isle Of Wight

Stroke Care Improved on Isle Of Wight

Stroke care on the Isle of Wight is set to improve with the opening on Tuesday 7th November of a four bed Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Sepsis screening tool proves its worth

Sepsis screening tool proves its worth

A new patient screening tool, which has been rolled out across Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, is proving a real life saver when it comes to spotting a potentially deadly condition.
"Worrying" number of nurses and midwives leaving profession

"Worrying" number of nurses and midwives leaving profession

The number of nurses and midwives leaving the profession over the last 12 months continues to rise at a “worrying” rate with growing numbers of staff from both the UK and EU walking away from their roles, according to official figures.

Health Hack rewards medical innovation

Medtech Accelerator Health Hack’s inaugural event offered innovators the chance to win up to £125,000 of funding to bring to market inventions that will help the NHS and patients alike.
Babies born late preterm may be at risk of cardiovascular diseases

Babies born late preterm may be at risk of cardiovascular diseases

Babies born late preterm at 35 weeks are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adult life than those born at full term, according to research published in Experimental Physiology.

National digital pathology service pilots in Scotland

A 12 month pilot designed to establish ease-of-adoption for a fully integrated and digitised national pathology service, across Scottish NHS providers has been announced by health technology specialist, Philips.
Dance research is step to wellbeing

Dance research is step to wellbeing

A drive to prove the health benefits of dance for patients at Cambridge University Hospitals is in full swing.

Green days help patients get home sooner

Patients in Swindon are spending less time in hospital thanks to a new initiative which supports staff to spot potential delays much earlier on.
More fairness in cataract surgery called for

More fairness in cataract surgery called for

The NHS must adopt a fairer, 'patient-centred approach' to recommendations about when and how to treat cataracts, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Hospital Worker Sues NHS for £140k Over "Blood Phobia"

A Midland hospital worker with an intense phobia of blood and needles is suing the NHS for £140,000 over fears he could be exposed to bleeding patients on the ward.
Vernacare crowned Supplier of the Year in double win at NHS Excellence awards

Vernacare crowned Supplier of the Year in double win at NHS Excellence awards

Infection prevention specialist Vernacare is celebrating double success after winning both the overall Supplier of the Year and Patient Experience Award, at the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards.
New operating theatre on the cutting edge

New operating theatre on the cutting edge

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has officially unveiled a new, state-of-the-art theatre, making it one of the most advanced laparoscopic theatres in the North East.
WannaCry cyber attack "could have been prevented"

WannaCry cyber attack "could have been prevented"

Failures at local and Department level were responsible for the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus in May this year, a government report has found.
Skeletons for schools in bid to raise bone health awareness

Skeletons for schools in bid to raise bone health awareness

The London Osteoporosis Clinic (LOC) is campaigning to put anatomically accurate model skeletons in every UK school in a bid to raise awareness for osteoporosis, a disease that claims 1,100 lives a month.

New chair for Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT) have confirmed the appointment of Nick Alston CBE, DL, as chairman of the trust. Mr Alston will take up office on November 1.

250 calorie limit placed on confectionary sold in hospitals

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay.

Upcoming Events

IDSc CONFERENCE 2017

The Hilton, Blackpool
27th - 29th November

Sepsis Unplugged 2018

Edgbaston Stadium, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Birmingham, B5 7QU
5th - 6th February 2018

Infection Prevention and Control 2018

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, Lodon EC1Y 4SD
21st February 2018

Operating Theatres & Decontamination Conference

Marriott, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire
14th March 2018

EBME 2018

Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
26th April 2018

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