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Ensuring safety in endoscope reprocessing

iM Med has helped the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust protect the health of its staff, ensure compliance with JAG accreditation and deliver cost savings.

Staff wellbeing: the long road back to normality

Lindsay Keeley, patient safety and quality lead at the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) provides an insight into how Trusts can support mental health and wellbeing in the wake of the pandemic.

Designing the hospital of the future

As a programme of new hospital development begins to unfold, Kate Woodhead RGN DMS looks at how the NHS could ‘build back better’ – to design the hospitals of the future around the needs of patients and to improve staff wellbeing.

Leading nursing teams to improve outcomes

Anthony Fitzgerald has been appointed as the first Matron of Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s. So, what is his vision for delivering safe, high quality care & how does he plan to lead the nursing teams to ensure the best possible patient outcomes?

Using day surgery to recover elective surgery

Operating theatre teams will have a ‘marathon’ ahead as they battle to reduce waiting lists for elective surgery.

Advances in wound care management

Bob Brown provides an insight into advances in wound care management and discusses some of the innovation that is helping to drive improvement.

Keeping staff safe with simulation training

Healthcare workers (HCWs) need to protect themselves first, in order to provide quality, safe care to patients. As a result, there is an urgent need to support the safe donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Use of antimicrobial coatings in healthcare

Antimicrobial coatings could provide an innovative addition to existing infection prevention and control programmes. Jade Pallett calls for further investigation into their potential within the healthcare setting.

Supporting ostomy and continence care teams

Dr. Terri Porrett and Karen Tomlin highlight the results of a survey of ostomy and continence care teams and reveal how the pandemic has impacted staff and services.

TRexit: tackling delays in cancer diagnosis

‘TRexit’ is a national initiative that could see a move away from transrectal (TRUS) biopsy, requiring an anaesthetic, to performing transperineal biopsy under local anaesthetic.

Role of antimicrobial sutures in tackling SSI

Evidence suggests that antimicrobial sutures can significantly reduce rates of surgical site infection and should be a key component of a care bundle to prevent SSIs. So how can we overcome potential barriers to adoption & is the extra cost worth it?

Overhaul needed to tackle workforce burnout

A Committee of MPs has warned that workforce burnout presents an “extraordinarily dangerous risk” to the functioning of health & social care. The findings of the report, which are summarised here, reveal the situation has reached “emergency levels'

Strategies for reducing the risk of Never Events

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the prevalence of never events in theatres, the barriers to safer surgery and the strategies that can drive improvement.

Diagnostics vital to tackle AMR

In the background of COVID-19, there is another silent pandemic growing – the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Evaluating current sanitation methods

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen a surge in products claiming to be ‘effective at killing the Sars-Cov-2 virus’. However, many common disinfectant solutions making this bold claim may not be as effective as people are led to believe.

Efficiency and safety in medicines management

Sara Dalmasso reflects how automating the medication management process has been supporting hospitals during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A guide for hospitals on meeting UDI regulations

Christopher Ogden provides an overview of the Unique Device Identification regulations, what they mean for hospitals and the options that can be considered.

Sponge device to ease endoscopy waiting lists

Consultant gastroenterologist, Rehan Haidry, provides an insight into a minimally invasive device that could help improve cancer detection, while reducing the need for aerosol-generating endoscopies.

Calls to fast-track medical technology

A new report by the Medical Technology Group (MTG) recommends a new model for adoption of innovative treatments and calls for medical technologies to be fast-tracked in the same way as pharmaceuticals.

Contemplating a switch to multi-use PPE?

Richard O’Brien, commercial director, healthcare and hospitality, at Elis, examines the impact of the pandemic and what this means for surgical textiles and reusable PPE.

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Upcoming Events

IPS 2021

ACC Liverpool
27th - 29th September

The Operating Theatres Show 2021

Hilton Metropole Hotel, London
7th October

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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

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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