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Urban adolescents at greater risk of psychosis, study shows

A new study from King’s College London and Duke University has shown that living in a city could significantly increase young people’s vulnerability to psychotic experiences.

Platelet test found to predict cancer risk , research finds

A large-scale study carried out by the University of Exeter has indicated that having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives.

Daily assaults between care home residents, BBC reports

An investigation by File on 4 has revealed that police recorded 1,200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016.

Daily alcohol intake increases breast cancer risk, study suggests

A new report by the World Cancer Research Fund has indicated that consuming just on alcoholic drink per day can increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Northumberland Council unable to sign new care contracts

Over half of Northumberland's care homes have not signed contracts with the county council in a row over money, the BBC has reported.

Plain packaged cigarettes come into force

New rules have come into force which mean cigarettes and tobacco must be sold in plain green packets and carry graphic health warnings.

G2M offers disadvantaged students chance to study medicine

G2M (Gateway2Medicine), a joint initiative between the University of Aberdeen and North East Scotland College, gives promising students who might have faced barriers applying for medical school the experience and qualifications they need.

Essex NHS mental health unit investigated over deaths

The Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is being investigated following the deaths of up to 20 patients at one of its mental health units.

 Health Business Features

The legal duties of managing asbestos

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association look at the occupational handling and removal of asbestos materials in the NHS.

Brexit and the challenge of NHS recruitment

Nick Bowles, of the APSCo, focuses upon one of the factors affecting recruitment in the NHS - the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU

HB Top 10 Mental health services

HB documents a top 10 list of mental health trusts which have been working particularly hard to improve the services they provide to mentally ill patients.

Calling for greater focus on indoor air quality

The BESA argue that millions of pounds in running costs saved if ventilation and air conditioning systems were properly maintained

Finance training to keep NHS finances healthy

The Healthcare Financial Management Association discuss the benefits of training and development on NHS finance for health professionals

Why GDPR and NHS data management

In light of recent NHS data breaches, Steve Mellings, founder of the Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance and DP Governance Limited, looks at the importance of data protection

Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

The Campaign for Better Hospital Food has undertaken an in-depth report into the current state of hospital food in NHS England

Keeping staff, patients and visitors safe

James Kelly, of the BSIA, discusses how CCTV systems can provide an effective deterrent to would be criminals and help to protect staff, patients and visitors

 Health Sector Events

14/06/2017 to 15/06/2017

Just one week after the general election, Confed17 brings together health and social care leaders to hear the detail behind the new government's plans for the NHS, and to debate what it means in practice.

28/06/2017 to 29/06/2017

Health+Care focuses on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that secures the future of health and social care systems


The Procurement Event For Health, is the UK’s leading exhibition designed to promote and support the ongoing NHS efficiency objectives.

11/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 returned to Manchester Central on 7 and 8 September 2016.

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.

21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017

Patient First, the UK's largest patient safety event, will return to London's ExCeL on 21-22 November 2017

Event Diary

Just one week after the general election, Confed17 brings together health and social care leaders to hear the detail behind the new government's plans for the NHS, and to debate what it means in practice.