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RCP president urges PM to relax visa restrictions for overseas doctors

RCP president urges PM to relax visa restrictions for overseas doctors

RCP president Professor Jane Dacre has written to the Prime Minister asking for clarification of the reason behind the veto on the relaxation of rules allowing overseas doctors to work in the NHS, and recommends excluding applications for shortage occupations from the tier 2 allocation process to help ease pressure on the NHS.
Prostate cancer campaigner uses pioneering ‘scalp cooling’ treatment

Prostate cancer campaigner uses pioneering ‘scalp cooling’ treatment

A Cardiff man, who founded The Red Sock Campaign to help raise awareness of prostate cancer, is using a pioneering treatment to help keep his hair during chemotherapy.
Activinsights celebrates success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Activinsights celebrates success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

A Cambridge based SME that specialises in delivering lifestyle insights and behavioural data analysis for healthcare professionals has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.
All hands needed in the fight against sepsis

All hands needed in the fight against sepsis

As a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Private Organizations for Patient Safety group, GOJO Industries-Europe is encouraging the healthcare industry to get involved in the annual ‘Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ campaign.
Five ways to fight infections on World Hand Hygiene Day

Five ways to fight infections on World Hand Hygiene Day

To support World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5, Kimberly-Clark Professional is sharing Five Ways to improve hand hygiene standards within a healthcare environment, in recognition of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to action for better hand hygiene to control infections.
Daughter of pioneering plastic surgeon attends QVH celebration

Daughter of pioneering plastic surgeon attends QVH celebration

An event celebrating a unique archive project, which included preserving clinical notes from pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe, had a special guest – his daughter Adonia Montfort Bebb.
Electrophysiology expert joins Creavo medical advisory board

Electrophysiology expert joins Creavo medical advisory board

Creavo Medical Technologies, a UK-based medical device company, has announced that electrophysiology expert Dr Faizel Osman has accepted an invitation to join its medical advisory board.
Rising spend on NHS medicines could jeopardise patients’ access to drugs, warns The King's Fund

Rising spend on NHS medicines could jeopardise patients’ access to drugs, warns The King's Fund

NHS funding levels are failing to keep pace with growth in NHS spending on medicines, potentially compromising patients’ access to drugs, according to a new report from The King's Fund.
NHS pilot of wide-area RFID reader successfully completed

NHS pilot of wide-area RFID reader successfully completed

An RFID tracking systems provider has completed a successful pilot project to test read rates of PervasID’s Space Ranger 9200 RFID reader at NHS Forth Valley.
GAMA Healthcare awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

GAMA Healthcare awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

GAMA Healthcare, a supplier of disinfectant wipes and infection prevention products to the NHS, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in recognition of its rapid growth in overseas sales.

New £5 million imaging centre opens in bid to reduce waiting times

A unique imaging centre in North London has officially opened its doors to patients following accreditation from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Royal seal of approval for silicone ostomy product

Royal seal of approval for silicone ostomy product

A life changing silicone adhesive that prevents abdominal stomas from leaking and provides a range of benefits for patients and healthcare professionals, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise.
White paper explores rise of speciality medicines and challenges to industry

White paper explores rise of speciality medicines and challenges to industry

A specialist British pharmaceutical wholesaler has published a white paper that explores the global challenges of access to, and delivery of, speciality medicines. In particular it looks at the unique challenges and solutions for the industry in terms of demand, access and supply.
New ‘Global Commission’ formed in bid to revolutionise healthcare market

New ‘Global Commission’ formed in bid to revolutionise healthcare market

Shire, a global biotechnology company focused on rare diseases, has formed a strategic alliance with Microsoft, the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), and Rare Diseases Europe, a rare disease patient organisation, in order to address the diagnostic challenges for patients living with rare diseases.
Keeping track of hand hygiene compliance

Keeping track of hand hygiene compliance

Hand hygiene and skin care solutions specialist, DebMed, has partnered with RFiD Discovery to combine technologies, in a bid to accurately record real-time hand hygiene moments across hospital wards.
Full suite of point-of-care transducers unveiled

Full suite of point-of-care transducers unveiled

FUJIFILM SonoSite, a specialist in developing point-of-care ultrasound solutions, has announced the launch of two new transducers for the SonoSite iViz point-of-care ultrasound, now connecting a total of four to its hand-held diagnostic tool.
Cloud gives birth to Rosie ideas

Cloud gives birth to Rosie ideas

A ‘thought cloud’ depicting feedback from the first ever maternity workshop at has been given pride of place at the Rosie Maternity Hospital.
Seven Trusts take part in Lean programme

Seven Trusts take part in Lean programme

NHS Improvement has selected seven Ttrusts to take part in its new three year Lean programme in a bid to deliver a Lean Management system in their organisation.
Heart patients among those to benefit as NHS England backs innovation

Heart patients among those to benefit as NHS England backs innovation

Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests are to be fast-tracked into use by the NHS.
Cancer research team goes plastic-free

Cancer research team goes plastic-free

Poole Hospital’s oncology research team has banned single-use plastic from its department in an attempt to reduce waste and raise money for the hospital’s charity.

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