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Conference aims to review Health Secretary's infection reduction plans

Conference aims to review Health Secretary's infection reduction plans

On 27 February 2019, 500 colleagues from the “whole health economy” will review the Serious Infection CQUIN 2017-2019 results at Infection Prevention and Control 2019, taking place at The Brewery, London.
Could wearable technology boost electrophysiology market?

Could wearable technology boost electrophysiology market?

Wearable technology could expand the electrophysiology market to $2.6 billion by 2028, according to data and analytics specialist, GlobalData.
The advantages of VHP (vapourised hydrogen peroxide) biocides

The advantages of VHP (vapourised hydrogen peroxide) biocides

Recognition of the need to reduce bioburden, or ‘kill bugs’, can be dated back to Dr John Snow in his pioneering work of 1854. What followed was the understanding that certain chemicals, such as formaldehyde, are ‘very efficient bug killers’, and can mitigate the spread of disease.
Virtual reality helps patients with visual vertigo

Virtual reality helps patients with visual vertigo

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS Trust in the country to begin use virtual reality gaming to treat visual vertigo in everyday NHS practice.
Faster access to new medicines agreed in deal with industry

Faster access to new medicines agreed in deal with industry

Patients could access new medicines up to six months earlier in a deal expected to save the NHS around £930 million next year.
£12 million committed to get SE Coast ambulance crews prepared faster

£12 million committed to get SE Coast ambulance crews prepared faster

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced funding for three state-of-the-art 'make ready hubs' to get ambulance crews on the road more quickly.
Hospital backs EU staff with application fees

Hospital backs EU staff with application fees

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed a Government decision to allow its EU health workers to apply early for UK residency ahead of a national roll-out.
Report highlights need for radical overhaul of cancer diagnostics

Report highlights need for radical overhaul of cancer diagnostics

A new report by the Health Foundation has rightly highlighted the urgent need for a revolution in cancer diagnosis in Britain, Proton Partners International said today.
Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements

Radical changes needed to tackle stalling health improvements

The King’s Fund think-tank has warned that, without radical change, progress in improving the population’s health is at risk of grinding to a halt.
MDU reveals plan to save NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence

MDU reveals plan to save NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed a six point reform plan which could save the NHS from the crippling effects of the current clinical negligence claims bill.
Single accountable officer appointed for three North Yorkshire CCGs

Single accountable officer appointed for three North Yorkshire CCGs

A single accountable officer has been appointed to oversee a shared leadership team across three North Yorkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
Access to medicine after Brexit: Lords ask Minister for clarity

Access to medicine after Brexit: Lords ask Minister for clarity

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has today written to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (DHSC) asking for clarity on the Government’s contingency preparations to ensure the UK has continued access to medicines and medical products in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Kidney dialysis patients needed for Cambridge research study

Kidney dialysis patients needed for Cambridge research study

Cambridge researchers, with support from NHS Blood and Transplant Clinical Trials Unit and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, are asking patients with failing kidneys who opt to have a fistula created in their arm for dialysis to take part in a new research trial.
Demand dictates that ABHI doubles its Innovation Hub

Demand dictates that ABHI doubles its Innovation Hub

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has taken another important step in supporting UK HealthTech companies do business in the US by doubling the capacity of their Innovation Hub. Following the success of the first cohort, another eight companies have joined.
£5 million invested in women’s health clinic

£5 million invested in women’s health clinic

An independent investment manager has invested £5 million in The Evewell, a fully-integrated centre of medical excellence dedicated to caring for and protecting all aspects of fertility and gynaecological health.
Digitalisation wave causes flood of innovations at Medica 2018

Digitalisation wave causes flood of innovations at Medica 2018

Around 120,000 visitors visited the world's largest trade fair Medica trade fair, and the internationally supplier trade fair Compamed in Düsseldorf.
Doctors without legal representation face tougher sanctions from MPTS hearings

Doctors without legal representation face tougher sanctions from MPTS hearings

The results of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the General Medical Council (GMC) by The Medical Protection Society (MPS) demonstrate how important it is for doctors to have legal support when faced with a GMC investigation and a subsequent hearing.
Ambulance team honoured at Cancer Care Innovations

Ambulance team honoured at Cancer Care Innovations

A team of ambulance clinicians from the south west has been honoured for their innovative work in cancer care.
London Clinic launches innovative surgical service for amputees

London Clinic launches innovative surgical service for amputees

The London Clinic, a private hospital and charity in Harley Street, is said to be the first private hospital in the UK to offer an innovative surgical service to above-the-knee amputees with the aim of improving the function of the limb and reducing pain and skin-related complications.
Scalp cooling system helps hundreds of women

Scalp cooling system helps hundreds of women

A scalp cooling specialist and a detangling hair brush company have formed a partnership that has helped hundreds of women across the US look after their hair during chemotherapy.

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