This section details AfPP's latest news and appearances in the health media.
18 July 2017
IHEEM 2017 Regional Conference and Exhibition
17 July 2017
Health Profile for England: Telling a story about our health
There has been a phenomenal drop in the number of nurses registering to work in the UK since Brexit. The figures show:
A new study of waiting times information by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has discovered that in March 2017 the amount of patients waiting more than six months for treatment was 126,188 – a rise of 180% in four years.
23 May 2017 TED Talk - A Tribute to Nurses
17 May 2017 One Together Impact Awards 2017
The OneTogether Impact Awards have been formed to identify, celebrate and encourage best practice to improve surgical care and reduce the risk of surgical site contaminations.
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.