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Doctors say the UK drinking age is too low

Doctors say the UK drinking age is too low

Doctors in the UK have urged the government to raise the UK drinking age at home from five, in an effort to prevent future...
GP teams gain access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis  

GP teams gain access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis  

The NHS has rolled out fast-track testing to speed up cancer diagnosis, which will help patients across England.   NHS England is expanding direct access to...
WHO launches guide on telemedicine services

WHO launches guide on telemedicine services

Who have launched a new resource to help healthcare systems around the world successfully implement telemedicine services.  Telemedicine refers to the distribution of health and...
Increasing children’s vaccines with effective vaccine strategies

Increasing children’s vaccines with effective vaccine strategies

A new study has found that increasing children’s vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa could reduce the chance of fatal disease infection. A research team from the...
WHO launches new mental health training programme for nurses

WHO launches new mental health training programme for nurses

The World Health Organization (WHO) have had a new mental health training programme endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).  The QualityRights e-training programme...
The registered nurse shortage in Europe is a ‘ticking time bomb’

The registered nurse shortage in Europe is a ‘ticking time bomb’

With increasingly depleted workforces across Europe, Paul De Raeve from the European Federation of Nursing Associations posits the urgency to address the registered nurse...
New tool could help GPs with fall prevention in elderly patients

New tool could help GPs with fall prevention in elderly patients

Researchers have developed a new tool for doctors to identify high-risk patients and improve fall prevention.   A team of experts from the Nuffield Department of...
Sustainable health system innovation in the medical cold chain

Sustainable health system innovation in the medical cold chain

With a portfolio of medical refrigeration devices boasting green credentials, B Medical Systems is providing robust cold chain solutions for sustainable health systems. Sustainability is...
How the effects of hot weather are straining global healthcare systems

How the effects of hot weather are straining global healthcare systems  

A report from the University of Reading has investigated the effects of hot weather and the ongoing reliance on fossil fuels on global healthcare.   The...
Experts are working towards reducing surgical site infection  

Experts are working towards reducing surgical site infections

New research by the University of Birmingham sets out ways to provide safer surgery by minimising surgical site infections.   Surgical care experts revealed two studies...
Healthcare data analytics in a post-pandemic world

Healthcare data analytics in a post-pandemic world

Adam Mayer, Director at Qlik, outlines how we can utilise healthcare data analytics in a post-pandemic world and alleviate the ongoing burden on health...
Access to antibiotics without a prescription is damaging healthcare

Access to antibiotics without a prescription is damaging healthcare 

Research from the University of Gothenburg has suggested many people in Sweden are obtaining antibiotics without a prescription, causing serious issues for the Swedish...
WHO looks to end global lead poisoning crisis

WHO looks to end global lead poisoning crisis

The 10th International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) is currently taking place. ILLPW aims to raise awareness about lead poisoning and encourages countries to act...
New research group aims to address patient safety concerns 

New research group aims to improve patient safety concerns 

A new research group, combining professionals from the University of Leeds and Bradford will tackle challenges associated with patient safety.   In a joint venture between...
Making pharma supply chains more sustainable

Making pharma supply chains more sustainable

Nico Ros, Co-Founder and CTO of SkyCell discusses how to make pharma supply chains more sustainable. As businesses everywhere look for ways to reduce their...
Driving change in heart failure treatment

Driving change in heart failure treatment

Given the high mortality rate associated with heart failure, and the prevalence of hospital readmissions, Matthew Mace explores the barriers to quality heart failure...
Over 100,000 patients treated by their local pharmacy 

Over 100,000 patients treated by their local pharmacy 

New NHS data shows that thousands of people are now being seen by their local pharmacy, alleviating pressure on GP practices.  In June, 118,123 people...
Liver cancer cases set to rise by 55% in the coming decades

Liver cancer cases set to rise by 55% in the coming decades 

Researchers have called for more to be done to control liver cancer as cases are set to rise by 55% by 2040.   Primary liver cancer...
What role can technology play in alleviating the radiology crisis?

What role can technology play in alleviating the radiology crisis?

With healthcare systems across the world struggling to keep up with the rising demand for radiology services, especially during the pandemic recovery, technology to...
Patient Safety Conference: Simulation, a gateway to teamwork and cultural change for the benefit of patient safety

Patient Safety Conference: Simulation, a gateway to teamwork and cultural change for the benefit...

In light of the Patient Safety Conference taking place in Stockholm in October, Dr Michael Wagner, neonatologist, intensivist and researcher at the Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics...

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