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The pick of 2020

After a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a look back at our most popular news and clinical stories of 2020

Call for nurses to become prostate cancer Clinical Champions

??Leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK is looking for nurses to join its Clinical Champions programme. The new 18-month programme is the first of its kind dedicated to improve care for men living with, or at risk of prostate cancer

NMC Chair to step down

Philip Graf, the NMC’s Chair of Council will step down from the role, the regulator has announced

‘Gamechanging’ blood test for cancer made available by the NHS

?A new blood test, which is claimed can detect over 50 times of cancer at an early state, is to be trialled by the NHS from mid 2021. Health leaders believe that the new Galleri test could eventually save thousands of lives by increasing the number of cancers diagnosed at stage one or two, from half to three-quarters by 2028

COVID-19: Infection rate drops to below R1 for the first time since August

The Government announced on Friday afternoon that its R number, which measures the rate of infection from COVID-19 has fallen to below 1 for the first time since August. This means the pandemic is no longer considered to be growing. The latest statistics show the R number is between 0.9 and 1, while the estimated growth rate means the number of new infections are dropping by 0-2% each day.

Healthcare heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Nurses and doctors working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, and the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme are among those who have been recognised by NHS Parliamentary awards

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