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Offsetting capacity and workforce pressures within endoscopy services

Cancer survival is the highest it's ever been with thousands more people surviving cancer every year. For patients diagnosed in 2015, one-year survival was 72% - over 11 percentage points higher than in 2000. Despite this progress, one of the biggest actions the NHS can take to improve cancer survival is to diagnose cancer earlier. Patients diagnosed early, at stages 1 and 2, have the best chance of curative treatment and long-term survival.
NHS publishes latest staff survey results

NHS publishes latest staff survey results

The 2018 Staff Survey of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts has been published and reveals that more than seven in 10 staff would recommend their organisation to their family and friends for treatment, a proportion that has increased every year for the past four years.
Young male nursing applicants surge after recruitment campaign

Young male nursing applicants surge after recruitment campaign

A record breaking number of male school leavers have applied to be nurses following NHS England’s successful “We Are The NHS” recruitment campaign.
ICU portfolio and educational support highlighted at international meeting

ICU portfolio and educational support highlighted at international meeting

Getinge, a global provider of innovative medical technology, has announced its continuous commitment to the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM).
Waiting Times Improvement Plan examined at specialist event

Waiting Times Improvement Plan examined at specialist event

Healthcare professionals from across Scotland gathered at a specialist event exploring the Scottish Waiting Times Improvement Plan.
£1 million invested in world’s first scalp cooling research centre

£1 million invested in world’s first scalp cooling research centre

Scalp cooling specialist, Paxman, and the University of Huddersfield have signed a five-year research and collaboration agreement covering the Paxman Scalp Cooling Research Centre, a new multidisciplinary research group at the University of Huddersfield.
SWASFT staff sleep rough for charity

SWASFT staff sleep rough for charity

Paramedics and emergency care assistants from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) Swindon Station are set to sleep out rough for 24 hours to highlight the issue of homelessness this week.
Hospital launches new specialist centre for robotics

Hospital launches new specialist centre for robotics

The London Clinic, a private hospital and charity on London’s Harley Street, is the first private hospital in the UK to launch a specialist robotics centre, called The London Clinic Centre for Robotics.
New initiative aims to improve care and save lives

New initiative aims to improve care and save lives

A major overhaul of cancer screening has been launched as part the NHS Long Term Plan’s drive to improve care and save lives.
Poole Hospital shortlisted for national flu award

Poole Hospital shortlisted for national flu award

Poole Hospital is up for a prestigious national flu award after 90% of its frontline clinical staff - who deal directly with patients – were vaccinated against flu over the winter months.
Placing encephalitis treatment on the clinical radar

Placing encephalitis treatment on the clinical radar

World Encephalitis Day is taking place this year on 22 February 2019. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that affects up to 6000 people in the UK every year.
£1.25 million awarded to pioneering musculoskeletal disorder innovations

£1.25 million awarded to pioneering musculoskeletal disorder innovations

SBRI Healthcare has awarded £1.25 million to help fund the development of 13 separate innovations relating to musculoskeletal disorder and dentistry, oral health and oral cancers.
New code of conduct announced for NHS AI systems

New code of conduct announced for NHS AI systems

A new code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies aims to ensure that only the best and safest systems are used by the NHS.
New rapid test for sepsis could save thousands of lives

New rapid test for sepsis could save thousands of lives

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have developed a low cost test for earlier diagnosis of sepsis which they claim could save thousands of lives.
UK emergency services urged to "harness every technological tool available"

UK emergency services urged to "harness every technological tool available"

The effective digital transformation of the UK’s emergency services is essential if it is to continue to provide the best possible blue light services, the general manager of public safety & defence at telent has warned.
Topol Report highlights importance of digital technology in NHS

Topol Report highlights importance of digital technology in NHS

The Topol Review, an independent report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, was released on 11 February 2019, outlining how digital technology may affect the future of healthcare and NHS staff.
Tinnitus under the spotlight at Royal Surrey

Tinnitus under the spotlight at Royal Surrey

Health professionals and patients were given the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in treating Tinnitus in a seminar at Royal Surrey to mark National Tinnitus Week.
GAMA Healthcare named in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

GAMA Healthcare named in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

GAMA Healthcare, a leading supplier of disinfectant wipes and infection prevention solutions to the NHS, has been named in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for the third year running.
‘First of its kind’ cone beam CT scanner installed at Leicester

‘First of its kind’ cone beam CT scanner installed at Leicester

The world’s newest head and neck cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner, featuring patented Metal Artefact Reduction, a 120kV generator and the very latest advances in radiographer assistance, has been installed at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI).
New digital X-ray room could speed up procedure times

New digital X-ray room could speed up procedure times

Royal Philips has launched a new premium digital X-ray room with improved workflow and enhanced patient positioning tools in a bid to help reduce patient waiting times.

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