This section details AfPP's latest news and appearances in the health media.
3 May 2017 23% Drop in Student Nursing Applications
Data published by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) revealed a 23% drop in applicants from England making at least one choice involving nursing and midwifery compared to last year, amidst an overall 5% decrease in applications across all subjects.
Scientists have state that bandages which can sense how a wound is healing and communicate back to health professionals could be trialled within the next 12 months.
13 April 2017 British girl is first child to receive artificial heart
Chloe Narbonne is the first girl in Britain to receive an artificial heart after a failed heart transplant. She spent over 9 hours in surgery at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital.
Plans published will prohibit discrimination against whistleblowers when they apply for jobs with NHS employers. The plans also strengthen the legal recourse whistleblowers can access if they believe they have been discriminated against because they appear to have blown the whistle - with appropriate remedies if their complaint is upheld.
The body, NHS England confirmed that letters have been sent to patients who have had open heart surgery on the NHS as “precautionary step” to warn patients to what it described as a “low risk” of infection caused by mycobacterium chimaera.
24 March 2017 FREE places at The Operating Theatre Summit
The Operating Theatre Summit and Exhibition 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across public, private and charity sectors. Places are FREE.
Plans by Jeremy Hunt to increase the quantity of home-grown doctors could see them being be required to work for the NHS for at least five years after finishing their training.