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Tackling the backlog to take pressure off frontline NHS services

Technology could reduce waiting times for secondary care to help relieve the pressure on the frontline NHS services this winter.
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Could volunteers help to tackle the problem with NHS waiting lists?

Recent figures show that the number of people in England NHS waiting lists has jumped to a record 6.8 million - but could this decrease with volunteers?

Reducing falls and fractures with low-intensity vibration

MyBones explores the relationship between falls and fractures, and the importance of preventative care.
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Long COVID lessons learned beyond the pandemic

The Long COVID lessons learned beyond the COVID-19 pandemic are detailed here by leading Professors working on the University College London STIMULATE-ICP programme.
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20 years of impactful healthcare innovation

Graham Watson, Executive Chair at InnoScot Health, explains how the firm’s special 20th anniversary celebrates international healthcare innovation success.
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Secure remote healthcare collaboration

Remote healthcare communication tools can be highly effective and useful for collaboration, clinical assessments, and surgical training, finds Ingo Aicher, Managing Director at Jones AV Limited.

Challenges, progress, opportunities: European and Central Asian health systems

New WHO studies look at health systems across 14 countries in Europe and Central Asia to reveal how to better invest in and benefit the health of millions.
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NHS dentist visits decrease by 9.5% across the UK

2021 to 2022 saw an almost 10% drop in NHS dentist visits across England, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a lack of patient access.
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NHS hospital trusts face a 200% increase in energy bills

Hospitals and trusts across the UK could be charged an additional £2 million per month for energy bills in the winter, due to national fuel costs surges.
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The role optical practices play in dealing with eye problems

Daryl Newsome FBDO R CL SMC(Tech), President of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, examines the important role that optical practices can play in dealing with eye problems.
Stethoscope on digital tablet on x-ray images

Digital healthcare adoption requires better security

Though the UK public is taking the right step in embracing digital healthcare, more trust is needed in the security of digital services.
Heart surgery for patient

Black patients and women less likely to receive care for heart failure

Black patients and female patients with heart failure who qualify as candidates for surgery have a lower chance of getting that operation than white patients or male patients.
Smoker and vaper using a disposable smoking item

Smokers and vapers are 45% more likely to die from COVID-19

Smokers or vapers prior to hospitalisation for COVID-19 were more likely to experience severe complications, and die from COVID-19, than their counterparts.
NHS pay equality protest strike

The 4.5% NHS pay rise works out at a loss for workers

More than one million staff are to receive the NHS pay rise of at least £1,400 – with the lowest earners getting up to 9.3% in England.
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Improving patient care starts with technology

Liam Canavan illustrates the potential of technology in improving patient care, such as reducing waiting times for medical diagnosis and treatment.
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Better health systems: putting health at the heart of tourism

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge & Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat explain the importance of putting health at the heart of tourism, including a commitment made in this vein by Europe’s smallest countries to better health systems.
emergency department, cannabis users

Cannabis users 22% more likely to need emergency care and hospitalisation

Emergency department attendance and instances requiring hospitalisations are 22% higher among cannabis users compared with those who do not.
precision cancer medicine

Who will pay for the precision cancer medicine revolution?

Ketil Widerberg, General Manager of Oslo Cancer Cluster, describes the complexities of implementing precision cancer medicine in Norway and suggests a way forward.
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Could solar powered hospitals be the future of net zero health?

Updates to the Castle Hill Hospital in Hull show that solar powered hospitals may be the next step towards net zero health in the NHS decarbonisation strategy.
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The first net zero operation conducted in the NHS

The first net zero operation has been conducted by surgeons in the NHS ­– with the patient safely recovering from a keyhole procedure to remove a bowel cancer.

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