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Researchers successfully manufacture red blood cells

The University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant team have been successful in manufacturing red blood cells on a more efficient scale than was previously possible.

Scottish government extends IVF cycles eligible for funding

The Scottish government has announced that from 1 April, new patients under 40 referred for IVF treatment on the NHS in Scotland will be eligible for three full cycles rather than two.

NI patients warned over heart surgery infection risk

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT) has issued advice to around 2,000 patients regarding their risk of infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera, following open heart surgery.

Drug found to reverse ageing

A study published in the journal Cell has suggested that a drug used to reverse aspects of ageing in mice has yielded successful results.

Breakthrough in TB diagnosis

Research conducted at the universities of Oxford and Birmingham has resulted in a breakthrough in the diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB).

CCGs must stop restricting weight loss surgery, BOMSS and RCS says

The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has called on NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to stop restricting weight loss surgery, after data has suggested many have introduced policies to ration such operations.

 Health Business Features

Operation - How safe are you?

The rates of error present a significant challenge to those boring in the NHS. Mona Guckian Fisher looks at near miss events within surgery

The growth of digital tech in NHS

Andy Kinnear explains why he is optimistic about the growing opportunities and unlimited potential in digitising the NHS

Cheaper and greener building solutions

NHS Shared Business Services discuss the Modular Buildings Framework and outline its benefits for the healthcare sector

Improving staff efficiency and the patient experience

The ability to deploy staff quickly makes a large difference to patient waiting times. Here, Skills for Health look at effective e-rostering

The NHS, STPs, and IT

Informa has commissioned an exclusive Q&A on the topic of STPs that will form the backdrop to this year’s EHI Live in November

Scan4Safety - one year of progress

One year after its launch, Glen Hodgson discusses the progress of the Scan4Safety project and the benefits of tracking each patient through their hospital journey

 Health Sector Events

18/09/2017 to 20/09/2017

Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the conference aims to bring together infection prevention and control professionals from across the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss the latest issues within the infection prevention field.

Event Diary

Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the conference aims to bring together infection prevention and control professionals from across the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss the latest issues within the infection prevention field.

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