Month: June 2021

Top Medical Organisations Launch Guidelines to Support Patients on Surgical Waiting Lists

A leading group of professional healthcare organisations including the Centre for Perioperative Care, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of General Practitioners, have today launched new guidance which will boost the NHS in its efforts to provide better advice, support and care to patients contemplating or waiting for surgery. Major …

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Fledgling Firms to Benefit from new NIHR MedTech Industry Engagement Adviser Appointment

The NIHR has appointed a MedTech Industry Engagement Adviser to help optimise collaborations and champion opportunities for small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as part of our support for the burgeoning MedTech sector. Martin Hunt, a member of the NIHR Strategy Board who was the first Director of NIHR’s Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme from 2009 until March 2021, has …

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Robots with T-ray Technology to Spot and Remove Cancer Tumours in £8 Million Project

New technology that will marry probes that can detect cancer tumours through the skin with high-precision robotic surgery is to be developed for use in hospital settings for the first time in a project led by the University of Warwick. The Terabotics project will use probes that use terahertz radiation, or T-rays, to scan for …

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Strengthen Do Not Resuscitate Laws to Protect Carers, GMB Congress Tells Ministers

GMB care members threatened with dismissal if they don’t ignore existing DNR order, GMB Congress hears  Do not resuscitate laws must be strengthened to protect carers, GMB Congress said today.  A motion, passed at the union’s annual policy-making conference, said the law as it stands is ambiguous and needs clarification.  GMB has had reports from members in which management instructions to staff working …

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Clinicians and Scientists to Host Online Event on Progress in Covid-19 Research

Virtual event exploring Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield’s contribution to Covid-19 research to be live streamed on 8 June Researchers and scientists from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield who have been at the forefront of investigating new treatments and vaccines for Covid-19 are to host a …

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