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Money Matters – NHS to pay doctors’ tax bills

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on the surprise government move to hold on to the workforce Doctors will have their tax bills covered this year by the NHS in an emergency measure


Nexus member joins forces with University of Leeds to drive medical innovation in India

One of Nexus’ newest members, Pd-m, are set to showcase its latest medical innovation to surgeons in rural India, following a collaborative project with academics at the University of Leeds.


The Royal College of Surgeons issues new guidance for surgeons acting as an expert witness

Medical experts should undergo appropriate medico-legal training before they appear as an expert witness, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England advises in new guidance published recently. The Surgeon


4 May 2020, Champions’ Summit 2020; London

Description Regular meeting for health professionals working in Fracture Liaison Services or looking to set them up. An event by the Royal Osteoporosis Society For Professionals Network with peers, and


3-5 April 2020, Eastern Mediterranean International Medical Students’ Congress; Famagusta, Cyprus

Welcome message This year, the Eastern Mediterranean University Scientific Research Society (DAUBAT), and the Students of EMU, Faculty of Medicine, are organising the 4th National – 3rd International Medical Students


International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement

To do a total or partial hip replacement for older adults who have a hip fracture is a common question. Now a large clinical study of almost 1,500 patients in


Listening to ‘noisy knees’ to diagnose osteoarthritis

A new way of diagnosing and assessing knee osteoarthritis (OA) has moved a step closer with a major study paving the way for its use in research and clinical practice.


New assessment could identify risks of frailty

Signs of frailty, and the risks it brings, could be identified in young and old people alike through a new assessment developed in a study led by researchers at the


Robots in surgery: Essential technology or expensive toys?

In this issue of OPN, Peter Ogrodnik discusses the rise of robots in industry and invites readers to take part in a Christmas Quiz during the holiday season Before we


Skiing and snowboarding injuries more serious in younger children

Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are a great way to keep kids active in the winter, but they are also linked to injuries and for younger children those