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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Improving care of the dying in an NHS hospital

Providing end of life care that is dignified and compassionate is a vital part of delivering high quality care in hospitals. Dr. Mary Miller and colleagues at the OUH have significantly improved care using the ‘human, learning, systems’ approach.

Paediatric diabetes care during the pandemic

Dr. Carrie Mackenzie describes the experience of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Diabetes team in delivering effective care for children and young people, overcoming the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Anaesthetic gas capture technology

The environmental impact of medical gases is becoming a critical area of focus for healthcare organisations. Operating theatres can reduce their environmental impact through the use of gas capture technology. Andy Goldney reports.

Mobile imaging in the wake of the pandemic

The increasing demand for scanning and imaging device capacity in the wake of COVID-19 presents a real challenge. Clarissa Pattinson explains how mobile diagnostic units can help manage and increase capacity.

Getting it right first time in radiology

Improving the experience of patients should be at the heart of work to increase capacity in radiology services within the constraints of COVID-19, according to a new report on the specialty from the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme.

How the unthinkable led to the unimaginable

When the novel coronavirus arrived in the UK, the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust advanced its IT by “four years in four months” to support clinicians and patients. Chief information officer Adam Thomas explains what it learned along the way.

Improving safety in regional anaesthesia

A new NHS invention is giving anaesthetists greater control and reduces the risk of nerve damage, when performing regional anaesthesia.

Optimising registries key to deliver safer care

In the wake of the Cumberlege review, Richard Armstrong discusses why information gathering alone will never deliver patient safety

Reducing needle stick injuries in healthcare

In the five years to 2017, NHS Resolution paid over £4 million in compensation to 1,213 claimants for needle stick-related injury.

Sharing experiences: 20 years of FOAN

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS reflects on 20 years of sharing knowledge with African nurses as part of an educational charity, established to enhance practice and exchange experiences

Scope for making greener choices

Kerry Dolan discusses how hospitals could develop eco-friendly endoscopy practices and contribute to greener and more sustainable healthcare.

The importance of vital signs monitoring

A virtual conference dedicated to advancing ‘connected care’ has highlighted the importance of vital signs monitoring to detect deterioration and sepsis.

Creating a COVID safety toolkit for clinical services

Marta Kalas explains how the use of a tool kit, combined with training, can help keep track of changes to regulations and key actions, while caring for patients during the pandemic.

Addressing moral injury: caring for the carers

Clinicians are facing unprecedented levels of extreme stress during the pandemic. But what can we learn from past traumatic events and how this be applied to safeguard the mental wellbeing of clinical staff?

Tackling the Tsunami of plastic in the NHS

With the NHS producing around 590,000 tonnes of waste per year, Leicester Children’s Hospital has recognised the need to take action and has implemented a strategy to reduce its impact on the environment. So, how can hospitals make a difference?

Eliminating the hazards of surgical plume

Steve Veck, an electro surgery consultant, discusses the dangers associated with surgical plume and the need for plume evacuation devices.

A quality improvement initiative to prevent SSIs

Kate Woodhead provides an insight into an award-winning quality improvement initiative, implemented at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT, which significantly reduced the incidence of perioperative hypothermia – a well-known risk factor for SSIs.

Reducing risks of prostate biopsy

Dr. Alice Green, Health Enterprise East (HEE), provides an insight into innovation in prostate biopsy that could reduce the risk of infection and make diagnosis safer for patients.

Ensuring safe, effective healthcare technology

John Amoore describes how the safe and effective application of medical devices can be enhanced by analysis of care processes using holistic models.

The case for clinical decision support

Dr. Stephen Jackson argues that clinical decision support technology could provide vital information to help reduce errors and efficiency across the NHS.

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