RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
For more than 100 years Chemische Fabrik Dr Weigert has been atthe forefront of innovation in the cleaning and disinfection market, setting high standards in hygiene in the medical, laboratory, food and pharmaceutical industries. The CSJ discovers how the organisation is addressing environmental issues.
NHS Digital is working with the University of Oxford, Microsoft and IBM to develop a hub that aims to revolutionise the way in which clinical trials are delivered – providing foundation services to determine whether a clinical trial is feasible, and to support better planning and delivery of clinical trials in the UK
James Hayward, principal analyst at IDTechEx, highlights the dangers of a closed market driven by regulation and reimbursement strategies which favour devices for simplicity and cost rather than effectiveness; deterring new entrants.
Equipping radiologists with software developed using machine-learning algorithms has led to significantly more cancerous structures or nodules being detected than via human-only readings in clinical studies. Daniel Drieling MeVis Medical Solutions examines the increasingly important support role of artificial intelligence
When an NHS hospital urgently needed a new endoscopic decontamination facility to help regain its JAG accreditation, there were a number of obstacles to overcome. Thankfully, the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch – part of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - is now well on the way to achieving its goal. The Clinical Services Journal met endoscopy unit manager, Marek Waliszewski, to find out more.
Richard Radford, managing director at BPR Medical considers the implications of the new Medical Device Regulation for the home oxygen industry and questions whether – given the growing body of evidence – smoking while using home oxygen should be considered foreseeable misuse and reported under medical device vigilance requirements.
Dr Neville Young, director of enterprise and innovation at Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), explains why innovation is vital to the future of the NHS, how the AHSN Network is working with NHS organisations and industry innovators to develop and spread new solutions, and how being at Medica 2019 with the ABHI will help drive these objectives forwards.
The UK Sepsis Trust has been running a campaign for several years to encourage first responders and other healthcare staff to ‘Think Sepsis’ when they are assessing a patient initially. Technical editor, Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses how effective the campaign has been in England and the current level of awareness.
Healthcare exhibition season is here again – Healthcare Estates in Manchester, Medica in Düsseldorf and in early 2020, Arab Health in Dubai - as well as a myriad of other trade fairs, trade shows and conferences. Allison Seabourneof Medstor considers whether, in an age where so much in the healthcare world is preceded by the word ‘virtual’ or ‘digital’, there is still a role for the human interaction offered by these events, and asks the question, in 2019, are trade shows still relevant?
An increased emphasis to protect patients from healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) means that healthcare specifiers are demanding the best protection against bacteria. Phil Barsby, business development manager at Intastop, explains how key areas can be easily protected, and how long lasting benefits can be achieved.