NHS tells hospitals not to cancel operations this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’

Operations must not be cancelled this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’, the NHS has ordered hospitals. Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for NHS England, said last night that he was ‘determined’ that routine services keep running despite the second wave. But an investigation by this newspaper has found hospitals are already calling off operations, adding … Read more NHS tells hospitals not to cancel operations this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’

NHS hospital in Bradford becomes latest to cancel operations amid spike in Covid-19 patients 

NHS hospitals in Bradford have become the latest to start cancelling operations after seeing a spike in admissions of Covid-19 patients. Bradford Teaching Hospitals said in a statement it will suspend some non-urgent surgery and outpatient appointments for two weeks from Tuesday, October 20. It runs the Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s hospital and … Read more NHS hospital in Bradford becomes latest to cancel operations amid spike in Covid-19 patients 

Hospitals cancel operations as Covid cases surge

A doctor has asked a grieving family if they could confirm the death over video link amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gillian Orman, from Southampton, rang the NHS after her mother Kathleen Bricknell, 86, died. A doctor said everyone in the house – including her deceased mother – would have to wear a mask during an … Read more Hospitals cancel operations as Covid cases surge

NHS hospitals in England are cancelling operations to make way for a surge in coronavirus patients

Hospitals across England are cancelling routine operations to make way for a surge in coronavirus patients. University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust said it was temporarily pausing non-critical planned surgery at Derriford Hospital, although day case procedures are still going ahead. Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Steve Warburton told staff in a memo … Read more NHS hospitals in England are cancelling operations to make way for a surge in coronavirus patients

Surgery: Wearable smart display for X-ray images ‘could make spinal operations safer and quicker’

Pioneering smart display device that attaches to a surgeon’s glasses and displays images in front of their eyes ‘could make spinal operations safer and quicker’ Spinal surgeons use real-time X-ray scans during operations to guide their work However, such images are typically displayed on monitors in the operating room  This forces surgeons to look away … Read more Surgery: Wearable smart display for X-ray images ‘could make spinal operations safer and quicker’

NHS faces lawsuits from cancer patients over scans, tests and operations cancelled in lockdown

The NHS is facing scores of lawsuits from cancer patients who missed out on life-saving treatment in lockdown, the Mail can reveal. Leading firms of lawyers have been contacted by hundreds who missed vital scans, tests and surgery because of worries over the pandemic. One company is representing 150 patients, including dozens who have had … Read more NHS faces lawsuits from cancer patients over scans, tests and operations cancelled in lockdown

Surgeons demand beds are ‘ring-fenced’ for planned operations to avoid a ‘tsunami of cancellations’

Surgeons are calling for hospital beds to be ‘ring-fenced’ for planned operations, to avoid a ‘tsunami of cancellations’ due to rising Covid-19 cases. A survey for the Royal College of Surgeons of England found most surgeons thought the NHS could not meet its targets to get surgery back to pre-pandemic levels. Sir Simon Stevens, the … Read more Surgeons demand beds are ‘ring-fenced’ for planned operations to avoid a ‘tsunami of cancellations’

Heart operations carried out in UK using ‘camera glasses’ so specialists can watch remotely

The smart specs that offer ‘surgeon’s eye’ view to experts around the world: Heart operations have been carried out in UK using ‘camera glasses’ so specialists can watch remotely and offer support The glasses were used during the fitting of a pacemaker to heart failure patient  John Constable, 65, was treated at the Royal Papworth … Read more Heart operations carried out in UK using ‘camera glasses’ so specialists can watch remotely

Oracle wins bidding for TikTok’s US operations after the app rejected Microsoft two days before ban

Computer software company Oracle has won the bidding for TikTok‘s US operations, a source told the Wall Street Journal.   It comes a week before President Donald Trump promises to follow through with a plan to ban the Chinese-owned app in the US. A person familiar with the matter told the WSJ that Oracle will be … Read more Oracle wins bidding for TikTok’s US operations after the app rejected Microsoft two days before ban

Oracle wins bidding for TikTok’s US operations

Oracle ‘wins bid to buy TikTok’s US operation’ after the Chinese app rejected Microsoft – two days before Trump’s deadline for sale of controversial app Source claimed Oracle won bidding for Chinese-owned TikTok’s US operations Microsoft had said earlier Sunday its bid to buy the app had been rejected Comes a week before Trump promises … Read more Oracle wins bidding for TikTok’s US operations