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Workplaces championed to promote hand hygiene on Global Handwashing Day 2018

Workplaces championed to promote hand hygiene on Global Handwashing Day 2018

This year Global Handwashing Day takes place on 15 October and Kimberly-Clark Professional is embracing the annual event’s theme ‘Clean Hands – a recipe for health’ by supporting facilities managers with a range of tools to help them champion hand hygiene, health and wellbeing in the workplace in relation to snacking and eating.
Patients praise Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for cancer care experience

Patients praise Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for cancer care experience

Patients have praised staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the care they provide.
New vice president for UK’s oldest surgical Royal College

New vice president for UK’s oldest surgical Royal College

A multiple award-winning consultant surgeon who has dedicated much of his career to the education and training of surgeons has been elected vice president at UK’s oldest surgical Royal College, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Healthcare founders recognised among ‘50 most ambitious business leaders in the UK’

Healthcare founders recognised among ‘50 most ambitious business leaders in the UK’

Dr Guy Braverman and Dr Allen Hanouka, the co-founders of GAMA Healthcare, have been named by LDC as one of the ‘50 most ambitious leaders’ in the UK. LDC, the Private Equity arm of Lloyds Bank, compiled the list of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs in partnership with The Telegraph.
CQC inspection regime having an impact but there is room for improvement, report finds

CQC inspection regime having an impact but there is room for improvement, report finds

Care Quality Commission (CQC)’s “Ofsted-style” inspection and rating regime is a significant improvement on the system it replaced, but it could be made more effective, according to the first major evaluation of the approach introduced in 2013.
CQC rates South Western Ambulance Service's care as 'Outstanding'

CQC rates South Western Ambulance Service's care as 'Outstanding'

England’s independent regulator of health care services the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has rated South Western Ambulance Service (NHS) Foundation Trust (SWASFT) as ‘Good’ in its latest inspection, and ‘Outstanding’ for being ‘Caring’.
Scalp cooling system launched as company strives for zero hair loss

Scalp cooling system launched as company strives for zero hair loss

British scalp cooling specialist, Paxman has launched the latest model of the Paxman Scalp Cooling System (PSCS). Following a successful launch in the US, this updated model is being rolled out to the UK and rest of world markets.
Medtech company receives second Queen’s Award

Medtech company receives second Queen’s Award

Brandon Medical, a Yorkshire-based medtech company has been awarded the most coveted accolade in British business – for the second time – in recognition of its export fuelled strategic growth.
£4 million raised to accelerate growth in healthcare market

£4 million raised to accelerate growth in healthcare market

Ingenica Solutions, a specialist in helping NHS trusts transform procurement and supply chain processes, has successfully raised £4 million in Series A Funding following an over-subscribed investment round.
Sheffield named as one of only six UK centres in world-leading diabetes project

Sheffield named as one of only six UK centres in world-leading diabetes project

Researchers from Sheffield are to play a leading role in a major international effort aimed at devising better treatments for people living with hypoglycaemia, a common and potentially serious complication of diabetes.
Pioneering procedure offered for common prostate condition

Pioneering procedure offered for common prostate condition

The London Clinic is one of the first hospitals in the UK to be treating patients with a new, pioneering procedure called prostate artery embolization for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, a very common condition in older men.
GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, MDU reveals

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, MDU reveals

GPs can expect to be sued four times during a 40 year career, though very few are likely to be found negligent, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed, as it called for a solution to the compensation crisis.
Major investment boosts pace of innovation in VR therapies

Major investment boosts pace of innovation in VR therapies

Oxford VR, a spinout company from the University of Oxford, has raised £3.2 million with investors including Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford, Force Over Mass, RT Capital and GT Healthcare Capital Partners.
New system helps elevate the standard of patient safety

New system helps elevate the standard of patient safety

Baxter Healthcare Ltd, a specialist in technology for medication delivery, has announced the CE marking of the Evo IQ Infusion System in the UK and Ireland, along with the recent regulatory approval in Australia.
Messe Düsseldorf holds topping-out ceremony for new southern section

Messe Düsseldorf holds topping-out ceremony for new southern section

Messe Düsseldorf has reached the halfway point in one of the most ambitious construction projects in its history. On Friday 14 September the large construction site on the River Rhine witnessed the topping-out ceremony for the new Hall 1.
Device to help stroke survivors wins £50,000 Inventor Prize

Device to help stroke survivors wins £50,000 Inventor Prize

A device which encourages stroke survivors to engage in rehabilitation exercises through competitive and collaborative training was the overall winner of the Inventor Prize, launched as part of the Industrial Strategy, in order to find Britain’s grassroots and garden shed inventors.
Driving best practice through skin care

Driving best practice through skin care

Deb, the occupational hand hygiene and skin care specialist, is shining a light on the importance of the '3-Moments of Skin Care' – a universal best practice standard for skin care which it claims heralds a breakthrough in the fight against OSDs.
Making light work of infection prevention

Making light work of infection prevention

Moonbeam3 from Diverseydelivers UVC light to provide fast broad area disinfection of hightouch surfaces in hospitals and care homes in as little as three minutes.
Patient safety and care enhanced by disinfection systems

Patient safety and care enhanced by disinfection systems

Surfacide's Helios UV-C system will be used in the disinfection of patient and family environments at the University College London Hospitals Trustees’ (UCLH) Cotton Rooms.
It’s a high five for Brainbow team

It’s a high five for Brainbow team

Brainbow, a ground-breaking rehabilitation service for children with brain tumours at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has celebrated its fifth birthday.

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