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Driving England’s fight to eliminate Hepatitis C

Professor Steve Ryder, Chair of the Hepatitis C Coalition, is calling on those involved in the patient pathway to find the estimated 50% of people with chronic hepatitis C who are unaware, as well as those who have been tested but remain untreated.

Next steps for improving CVD outcomes

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally; more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. So, how can the NHS do more to improve outcomes and tackle the risk factors?

Tackling variation in day case surgery

There are now around 200 procedures identified as being suitable for day case surgery. However there is still variation between Trusts in terms of day case rates & studies suggest that more patients could be sent home on the same day as their surgery

Surgical fires must become ‘Never Event'

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) along with a coalition of patient safety focused organisations are calling for more to be done to prevent surgical fires.

Mobile unit boosts reprocessing capacity

In 2019, mobile medical unit provider EMS Healthcare announced the launch of the UK’s largest mobile decontamination unit, in partnership with Cantel (UK).

What COVID has taught us about theatre safety

With COVID-19 lockdown measures beginning to ease, Gemma Rower discusses how hospitals can maintain a safe operating theatre during the global pandemic – protecting the perioperative team and patients.

Transforming radiology services

Investment in the latest radiology technologies is important to support pioneering treatments, while ageing equipment also exposes patients to higher levels of radiation.

Ensuring effective testing: five ways to ‘fail

As the steam steriliser is a critical part of decontamination, verification of the machine’s ability to penetrate steam into a load is vital to ensure patient safety.

Revisiting enhanced recovery pathways

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the key principles of enhanced recovery, the current progress in adoption and how the principles are now evolving

Balancing efficacy with material compatibility

As decontamination units and SSDs restart services in the post-COVID era, decontamination consultant, Trevor Garcia, looks at some of the issues impacting on the selection of detergents and disinfectants for use in washer-disinfectors (WDs).

The road to recovery for the NHS

The NHS faces a slow road to recovery and the Government must manage expectations to retain public confidence, the NHS Confederation has warned. A new report outlines key recommendations to help healthcare services recover.

The power of data in the operating theatre

IoT technology could modernise operating theatres, from isolated workspaces to being part of an active collaborative support system.

Taking the pressure off the NHS

Pressure ulcers present a huge burden for the NHS and it has led to growing concerns about the incidence, how their management could be affected and what this will mean for patient outcomes. So, how can the health service address this?

Treating rinse water: RA versus RO?

Hanna Bielecka argues that chlorine dioxide, at low concentrations, dosed into filtered rinse water, could provide an effective solution to ensure water quality in decontamination processes.

Tactical use of portable sinks during a pandemic

Isolation facilities tackling the new coronavirus are now turning to portable handwashing facilities. The tactical use of portable sinks can help increase infection prevention efforts.

Optimising testing for washer disinfectors

David Woods BSc (Hons) provides an insight into the various test methods available for washer disinfectors to ensure the quality of reprocessing activities.

Improving diagnostics for laryngopharyngeal reflux

Differential diagnosis of reflux disease is key to directing appropriate treatment, including selecting the right therapies and making the appropriate lifestyle changes.

Contingency reprocessing of single-use PPE

The NHS has faced a shortage of personal protective equipment, prompting requests for advice on contingency reprocessing measures, to ensure availability of single-use PPE items during the COVID-19 healthcare crisis.

COVID-19: ensuring safety in endoscopy

How can hospitals ensure they protect patients from the potential risks of infection?

Scanning new horizons in patient safety

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is a Department of Health Scan4Safety demonstrator site for the adoption of GS1 and PEPPOL standards.

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Upcoming Events

AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

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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