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A&E departments to get more funding

The Department of Health has announced funding of £55.98 million to ease pressure on emergency departments in time for next winter.

Epilepsy drug linked to child deformities, study finds

A study conducted by Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des Produits de Santé (ANSM), France's National Agency for the Safety of Medicines, has warned that a drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused ‘serious malformations’ in up to 4,100 children.

WHO calls for united effort to tackle viral hepatitis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on countries to work together to wipe out viral hepatitis with new global statistics showing 1.34 million people died from the disease in 2015.

Research indicates new hope for kidney disease treatment

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh, University College London and Imperial College London have identified a key molecule linked to kidney disease in people with diabetes.

Drugs shows promise in treating neurodegeneration diseases

A team of scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) have identified two drugs which block the pathway to brain cell death and prevent neurodegeneration.

£1.1m life-saving technique trialled across major trauma centre

An emergency treatment aimed at saving the lives of people with life-threatening bleeding injuries is to be trialled as across a number of trauma centres as part of a new £1.1 million study by the University of Aberdeen.

 Health Business Features

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

25/04/2017 to 26/04/2017

Hospital Innovations, on the 25 - 26 April, will bring together the key decision makers responsible for the delivery of patient services in the UK.

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

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

The Infection Prevention & Control show will help infection prevention and control professionals search for solutions to prevent infection and improve care.

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

Hospital Innovations, on the 25 - 26 April, will bring together the key decision makers responsible for the delivery of patient services in the UK.

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