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Clinical Board for Surgical Safety Meeting Minutes
The College continues to take an active role in the patients safety agenda


Student Conference Postponed
The student conference has been postponed to take place at Birmingham City University on Saturday 13 November 2010. Despite the tremendous enthusiasm and interest shown, feedback has also been that March is not the best time of year for a student conference. We have listened and so moved it back.


New On-Line CPD Launched
New On-line CPD Modules are now available to CODP members. The modules are in-line with the Health Professions Council requirements for Continuing Professional Development.


MDA: Tec 6 Plus Desflurane Vaporiser
Imortant Medical Device Alert for all Theatre Practitioners on the Tec 6 Plus Desflurane Vaporiser, please read for further detail...


MDA: Endotracheal Tube
Immediate Action required: The MHRA have released a Medical Device Alert on endotracheal tubes, please read more...


Annual Conference 2010: Theatre, Lights, Action
The CODP Annual Conference is coming up on 7-8 May 2010 at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester.


Vetting Barring Scheme Launch on 12 October 2009
The ISA Vetting and Barring Scheme aims to prevent unsuitable people from gaining access to children and vulnerable adults through their work. Find out more on how this will be implemented...


NZATS/ASAPO Conference 2010
The NZATS Annual Conference is being held in November 2010. Why not take this opportunity to escape winter and extend your CPD at the same time. Read more to find out registration details...


NPSA RRR on Oxygen Safety in Hospitals
NPSA issued a Rapid Response Report on Oxygen Safety in Hospitals, read this important report outlining actions vital to patient safety.


Revamped WHO Patient Safety Newsletter
Take a look at the revamped WHO Patient Safety Newsletter. The September 2009 edition is the first of the new look and features a guest piece by Prof Peter Pronovost of John Hopkins Hospital...


Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Newsletter 7 Sep 2009
Save Lives: Clean Your Hands is gearing up to raise registrations. The goal is 10,000 registrations by 2010 and they need your help! Read more...


Clinical Board for Surgical Safety Meeting
Read the summary report from the Clinical Board for Surgical Safety Meeting


Patient Safety First week, 21-27 September 2009
Do your part to help promote Patient Safety First Week by using the attached step by step guide.


Launch of Productive Operating Theatre Programme
The NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement will be launching the Productive Operating Theatre Programme on Monday 21 September 2009


Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Update 11 August 2009
As Influenza 1 (H1N1) continues to be a major pandemic influencing the lives of many throughout the world, good hygience practice is all the more important. Read the latest Clean Your Hands Update!


NPSA on risk of suprapubic catheter insertion
NPSA have issued a Rapid Response Report on minimising the risk of suprapubic catheter insertion on adults only.


Influenza A (H1N1): WHO Patient Safety Checklist
Read this important notice issued by WHO Patient Safety relating to Influenza A (H1N1)


MDA: Intravenous burette administration set
Medical Device Alert for the Intravenous burette administration set. Manufacturer, Codan has identified the potential for leakages in certain burettes resulting in inadequate intravenous administration.


Save Lives - Clean Your Hands Update 04 July 2009
Find out how your facility can help reduce both the spread of infection and multi-resistant germs by reading this months newsletter.


Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Trek
The fundraising team at Marie Curie Cancer Care and Hampstead Hospice are organising a trek in Jordan April 22-26, 2010

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Industry News

Worry 'ups men's diabetes risk'
7/28/2008 @ 1:15 AM

Anxiety, depression and sleepless nights increase the risk of diabetes in men, a study by Swedish researchers suggests.

GPs' sexual health care 'patchy'
7/28/2008 @ 1:00 AM

Action is needed to address the "patchy" level of sexual health care offered by GPs in England, a report says.

Obesity gene 'affects appetite'
7/28/2008 @ 12:39 AM

The first gene clearly linked to obesity appears to make it harder for children to tell when they are full, UK research suggests.

Immune clue to pregnancy danger
7/27/2008 @ 6:08 PM

The body's immune system may cause a common condition which is potentially dangerous for pregnant women and their babies.

Face of hope
7/27/2008 @ 1:19 AM

A toddler helping to boost heart research funds

Trans-fats banned in California
7/26/2008 @ 4:14 AM

California becomes the first US state to ban trans-fats, chemically altered vegetable oils linked to heart disease.

Deaf boy speaks
7/26/2008 @ 1:42 AM

Notebook find could end 350-year-old science dispute

Warning over blood-taking method
7/26/2008 @ 1:22 AM

A UK expert has warned people who take blood not to allow patients to tightly clench their fists as it can confuse results.

Having fat friends may raise your own risk of obesity
7/25/2008 @ 10:53 AM

People are subconsciously influenced by the weight of those around them, researchers suggest.

H2O power
7/25/2008 @ 10:23 AM

The study that claimed water has a memory

Hospital car parking fine warning
7/25/2008 @ 6:48 AM

A time limit for free car parking in a hospital could cause problems for people whose appointments overrun, a patients group says.

'Wrong bras' can damage breasts
7/25/2008 @ 12:15 AM

Women who wear the wrong kind of bra could be damaging their breasts, researchers warn.

HIV drugs 'add 13 years of life'
7/25/2008 @ 12:11 AM

Life expectancy for people with HIV has increased by 13 years on average since the late 1990s, a survey suggests.

Lifestyle 'should hit' IVF access
7/25/2008 @ 12:06 AM

Almost half of fertility experts say access to IVF should be conditional, a survey finds.

US cancer boss in mobiles warning
7/24/2008 @ 5:56 PM

The director of a top US cancer research institute warns thousands of staff of possible risks from mobile phone use.

'Teen toddler'
7/24/2008 @ 4:13 PM

The struggle of living with a child who has ADHD

Suspension for 'suicide' case GP
7/24/2008 @ 4:12 PM

A Glasgow GP is suspended for six months by the General Medical Council after prescribing sleeping tablets to a suicidal patient.

Homeopathy prescriptions falling
7/24/2008 @ 3:11 PM

GP prescriptions for homeopathy have nearly halved in two years, figures show.

Middle-aged 'fitter' than young
7/24/2008 @ 11:57 AM

Middle-aged men and women in England are more likely to play sport than younger people, research suggests.

Diet 'can flavour mother's milk'
7/24/2008 @ 7:05 AM

Flavours in a nursing mother's snack can find their way into her breast milk within minutes, research suggests.

Soy foods 'reduce sperm numbers'
7/24/2008 @ 12:07 AM

A regular diet of even modest amounts of food containing soy may halve sperm concentrations, scientists suggest.

Low uptake mars chlamydia testing
7/24/2008 @ 12:00 AM

Chlamydia screening in England reached just a third of those it should have in its first full year, the BBC learns.

From BBC Health
6/17/2008 @ 11:19 AM

The aches and pains of fibromyalgia

Medical notes
6/16/2008 @ 4:57 PM

A comprehensive guide to clinical conditions

8/7/2007 @ 10:30 AM

Reports, circulars, reviews and publications about dental services.

Monthly CJD statistics
8/6/2007 @ 3:18 PM

Press releases on CJD statistics.

Learning disabilities
8/6/2007 @ 10:50 AM

People with learning disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups in society, and the Government is committed to improving their life chances. The Department of Health has worked with several other Government departments on a white paper (originally announced as a strategy last Autumn by the Secretary of State) designed to improve support for people with learning disabilities and their families.

Independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities
8/6/2007 @ 10:44 AM

The independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities has invited written information from professionals, people with learning disabilities, their carers, families and all others with an interest in ensuring adults and children with learning disabilities receive appropriate treatment in the NHS.

David Nicholson CBE
8/3/2007 @ 3:21 PM

As NHS Chief Executive, David Nicholson CBE ensures that the Department provides strategic leadership for the NHS and social care.

Pregnancy timeline
12/23/2004 @ 1:42 PM

A week by week guide to pregnancy taking in how the baby develops, changes to the mother and key scan dates.

Cancer: The facts
1/30/2004 @ 11:57 AM

The disease tends to affect older people - but can strike at any time.

Heart disease and stroke
2/14/2003 @ 12:26 PM

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