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Study shows infections after surgery more common than reported

Infections after surgery are more common than reported says new study Credit: ITV Central

Patients recovering from surgery get infections far more often than is being reported, according to a new study led by De Montfort University in Leicester.

Infection prevention specialists are now calling on the Department of Health to bring in a system so hospitals can identify the true scale of surgical infections.

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Spinal treatment launched at Birmingham hospital

New technology being used in spinal treatment at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Credit: ITV Central

A hospital in Birmingham will become the first in the West Midlands to use a newly-designed implant for spinal deformity.

Patients currently undergo a long and complex surgery.

But new, much simpler technology being used at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital means they can be treated as out-patients.