RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
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 key issues for perioperative practitioners
As perioperative practitioners continue to face unprecedented pressures in the wake of the pandemic, coping strategies and building resilience will be crucial. Louise Frampton reports.
Where next: integration and innovation?
Kate Woodhead provides an insight into the vision for integrated care systems, as outlined in a recent White Paper, and examines some of the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Preventing lost time in the operating theatre
Undetected defects with rigid endoscopes can have a major impact on theatre efficiency, patient safety and costs. Colin Helsdown discusses the role of technology in preventing lost theatre time, by ensuring the integrity of these complex devices
Keeping us safe: at what cost?
Kevin Porter argues that the health service should use its huge purchasing power to demand the use of the most sustainable materials in the manufacture of PPE and prioritise environmental credentials during procurement.
Unleashing ‘hidden’ minutes in the NHS
Stephen Boyle reflects on why the NHS must change its operating model to address the backlog of care. He explains how healthcare systems can unlock hidden minutes that add up to make a significant difference to bed availability and patient flow.
The science of safe surfaces
Dr. Kayleigh Cox-Nowak provides an insight into effective disinfection protocols, aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of healthcare-associated infections.
Reviewing resuscitation equipment and processes
Updated guidelines from the Resuscitation Council (UK) offer healthcare organisations across the UK an opportunity to re-evaluate their approach to resuscitation. James Swarbrick reviews the latest guidance.
Solving the efficiency challenges in radiology
Mark Hitchman reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on imaging services and discusses how innovation will drive efficiencies to create a new era of healthcare resilience and a higher standard of patient care.
Calls for improvement to imaging services
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has written to the Government urging it to prioritise improvements to NHS imaging services as part of the health sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting cancer services back on track
Healthcare leaders are calling upon Government and health providers to drastically scale-up and improve cancer services in the wake of COVID-19. This article provides an insight into some of the key recommendations for recovery.
Understanding the recovery challenges
John Timmons, international medical director at Mölnlycke, discusses the findings of a major survey which uncovered the impact of the backlog, caused by COVID-19.
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.
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Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting
Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd - 4th April 2023
DECON UK 2023
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
18th April 2023
Infection Prevention and Control 2023
National Conference Centre, Birmingham
25th - 26th April 2023
Oncology Professional Care
ExCeL London E16 1XL
23-24 May 2023
EBME Expo 2023
Judds Lane, Coventry, England, GB, CV6 6
28th - 29th June 2023
AfPP Annual Conference 2023
University of York
10- 13 August 2023
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