Positive topline phase III results show Roche's Vabysmo improved vision for people living with retinal vein occlusion (RVO)
Vabysmo achieved its primary endpoint of non-inferiority toaflibercept in RVO in the BALATON and COMINO clinical trialsVabysmo was generally well tolerated, with a safety profile consistent with previous trialsVabysmo is the first and only treatment that targets and inhibits two disease pathways involving Ang-2 and VEGF-A, linked to a number of vision-threatening retinal conditionsDetailed results will be presented at an upcoming medical meeting and submitted to regulatory authorities around the worldBasel, 27 October 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced positive topline results from two global phase I...
Source: Roche Media News - October 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OCS workers secure major victory after 26 days of strike action
UNISON members at Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust have secured a major victory after taking 26 days of strike action over four months. In a new deal, announced last week, the workers – who are outsourced to private healthcare facilities firm OCS – have won a pay rise of over 14%, an extra week of annual leave and the same sick pay as their colleagues who work directly for the NHS trust. The 50 workers include porters, catering staff and cleaners at hospitals, mental health units and clinics in Blackburn, Blackpool, Ormskirk, and Preston. The deal also included an agreement from the trust that the next out...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health NHS OCS outsourcing Source Type: news

Maternity and neonatal services
Following concerns raised about the quality and outcomes of maternity and neonatal care, an independent investigation into maternity and neonatal services at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was commissioned. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 24, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More than HALF of NHS maternity units fail to meet safety standards
It comes just days after a damning inquiry found up to 45 babies could have lived if they had been given better care by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Kent Hospitals accused of ‘cancer at the top of the organisation’ by governor
The former lead governor of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has resigned this morning, claiming there is “a cancer at the top of the organisation” and that its services won’t be safe until the government provides funding for critical estates work. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sexual health test vending machines launch in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
New vending machines offering free sexual health testing kits have been launched in four venues across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire by Unity Sexual Health, the sexual health service led by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

'Harrowing' report will say how babies died at scandal-hit NHS trust
Staff at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust have been warned that the report will likely describe how newborn babies died needlessly due to poor care spanning years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies needlessly died at NHS trust: 'Harrowing' report set to expose catalogue of failings
The chief executive of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust sent an email to staff telling them to prepare for a 'harrowing' report into the trust's maternity failings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading teaching trust cut from national research programme
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust has said it is ”extremely disappointing” it will lose a flagship research centre worth tens of millions of pounds, after failing an application process. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre funded for another five years
The National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has been awarded nearly £ 12 million of new funding for the next five years. The funding has been awarded to University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust by the NIHR, with the University of Bristol a major partner. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

Trust appoints former banker as chair
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed a former banker as chair as it rebuilds a top team following the departures of its chair and chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 12, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shocking scenes uncovered inside Britain's mental health service crisis
Reporters from Channel 4's Dispatches programme spent three months secretly filming at one of the UK's biggest mental health trusts - Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford Health: Cyber attack continues to hit NHS trust's services
The CEO of Oxford Health Foundation Trust says it has done all it can to maintain services. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaigning MP to chair foundation trust
A long-serving Labour MP is leaving the Commons after 17 years and will join a mental health trust as its chair, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS strikes deal to poach foreign nurses from Nepal in bid to plug staffing gaps
Up to 100 nurses from Nepal are set to work at Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust under a pilot scheme running until the end of next year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news