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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Connected MedTech vital for transformation

Daniel Johnston discusses how connected medical devices can support clinicians and the value this will bring to healthcare organisations.

Normalising ‘Norms’: a guide to EN standards

Dr. Kayleigh Cox-Nowak examines which ‘Norms’ are most relevant to hospital surface and hand disinfection products, and what this means in practice.

Improving safety of oxygen delivery

Clinical practice has often demonstrated the dangers of hypoxaemic events, so how best to handle the risks? Andi Richardson looks at how the danger can be mitigated and patient safety improved during anaesthesia.

Vital evidence needed to improve outcomes

Richard Armstrong examines how real-world evidence, underpinned by accurate & comprehensive information, would allow healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical & medical device companies to understand, at scale, what works best and for which patients

Freeing capacity: role of private partnerships

Keith Davis discusses how clinical and commercial partnerships can deliver operational efficiencies. He explains why collaboration is vital to help reduce waiting lists and free capacity.

Tackling the risks for cardiac disease

This year, the European Society of Cardiology held its annual congress online, highlighting the latest research aimed at advancing cardiovascular medicine. High on the agenda were the latest findings around risk factors for cardiac events.

Saving clinical time and reducing waiting times

Waiting times for medical admissions have been reduced by 34% at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust following the implementation of a new clinically-led digital solution.

Poorest areas see longest hospital waits

The King’s Fund and Healthwatch England are jointly calling for urgent action to address hospital waiting lists and improve patients’ experiences of delays to treatment.

Tacking the rise in obesity in England

There is action being proposed to reduce the obesity burden on the NHS although, during the last 10 years, the political dimensions of management have been intermittent and fragmented.

A look inside the future of surgery

Technologies such as surgical robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and MRI scanning are already revolutionising the way surgical care is delivered.

Lessons to learn from the pandemic

The House of Commons and Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee have published a report on the lessons that must be learnt from the pandemic. The highs and lows are explored in detail.

Towards the operating theatre ‘black box’

Adrian Hall discusses the challenges of integration for operating theatres, both now and in the future, and explains the barriers that need to be overcome to increase adoption of smart technologies.

Pledge to tackle waiting lists

Investment in surgical hubs, new technology and innovative ways of working will help tackle waiting lists and treat around 30% more elective care patients by 2023 to 2024, the Government has pledged.

Gastric cancer diagnosis: biomarker assessment

Graham Johnson introduces the first non-invasive test for assessing the structure and function of the stomach in patients presenting with dyspepsia.

E-water: defending against HCAIs

Adrian Gee-Turner and Gary Driscoll explain the advantages of e-water (electrolysed water/hypochlorous acid) in a wide range of healthcare applications.

Improving survival from cardiac arrest

The European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress highlighted the importance of early diagnosis of cardiac issues, providing essential guidance on detecting common symptoms of cardiac arrest, as well as optimising treatment to improve outcomes.

Tackling waiting lists with flexible capacity

The elective surgery waiting list has continued to grow and millions of people are now waiting for a procedure in England. It is clear more capacity is needed to tackle the backlog, but where will this additional capacity come from?

Independent sector offers vital role in COVID era

The independent sector quickly stepped up in the wake of COVID-19, but how can we build on public/private relationships to assist the recovery of health services going forward?

Point of use treatment of reusable medical devices

Dr. Georgia Alevizopoulou offers guidance on the treatment of medical devices at the point of use, to ensure optimum decontamination.

Breaking transmission via healthcare surfaces

Infection control precautions, including regular cleaning and decontamination, are vital to help reduce the burden of healthcare-associated infections. However, traditional disinfectants only offer limited residual activity.

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

NPAG Theatres and Decontamination Conference

Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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