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Final call for NHS entrepreneurs to apply for innovation support programme

Reading Time: 1 minutesBudding entrepreneurs still have time to apply for a ground-breaking programme that is helping to bring clinical innovations into the NHS to improve patient care. The latest round of NHS England’s Clinical Entrepreneur programme is still open for applications and has now expanded to welcome applications

NHS teams up with councils to improve ‘housing health’ with home MOTs, stair lifts, falls helplines and quick grants

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe NHS is teaming up with councils to improve health through better housing through home MOTs, quick homes grants, falls help lines, stair lifts and heating systems among others. A King’s Fund and National Housing Federation Report out now on housing and health says the cost of

Gene-Based Test for Urine Detects, Monitors Bladder Cancer

Reading Time: 1 minutesResearchers at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a test for urine, gathered during a routine procedure, to detect DNA mutations identified with urothelial cancers.

Pap Test Fluids Used In Gene-Based Screening Test for Two Gyn Cancers

Reading Time: 1 minutesCervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

NHS boss demands maximum punishment for every violent offence against paramedics

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, told a gathering of ambulance service top brass that he wanted to see the authorities take the toughest possible action against members of the public who subject frontline ambulance crews and control room staff to violent acts or abuse

Study Finds the Emergency Department Can Play a Key Role in Identifying Undiagnosed HIV Cases in Low Resource Settings

Reading Time: 1 minutesSouth Africa has the worst epidemic of HIV in the world. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 19 percent of the global number of people living with HIV are in South Africa. Many people in South Africa and around the globe do not

Limiting Work Shifts for Medical Trainees Affects Satisfaction, But Not Educational Outcomes

Reading Time: 1 minutesLimiting first-year medical residents to 16-hour work shifts, compared to “flexing” them to allow for some longer shifts, generally makes residents more satisfied with their training and work-life balance, but their training directors more dissatisfied with curtailed educational opportunities. That’s one conclusion of a new study

NHS England today announces agreement on 2018/19 GP Contract

Reading Time: 1 minutesA new GP contract, agreed by NHS England, the Government and the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee, will take effect from 01 April 2018. It will see an investment of £256.3 million going into the contract for 2018/19, a 3.4% increase overall. This includes £60

Cold weather alert: Level 1 – winter preparedness and action

Reading Time: 1 minutesIssued at 8.48am on Tuesday 20 March 2018 Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 20 March 9.00am until further notice. More details about this weather alert are available on the Met Office website.

Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers to Present Scientific Findings at Annual Meeting in Baltimore

Reading Time: 1 minutesA standard swallow screening administered by a trained nurse may in some cases help clinicians more simply and quickly identify stroke patients at risk for dysphagia, a swallowing disorder that can lead to aspiration pneumonia.