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The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) annual ‘State of Care’ report has warned that a combination of the cost-of-living crisis and workforce pressures is risking ‘unfair care’ – with some able to afford to pay for treatment, while others are facing longer waits, reduced access, and poorer outcomes. CSJ shares an overview of the key findings.
It is vital that patients have trust in the healthcare system as they interact with it, says Kate Woodhead RGN DMS. She highlights the need to address patient experience and discusses recent moves, such as ‘Martha’s rule’, to address the power imbalance in healthcare.
As a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life, Ecolab are proud to prioritise a local supply chain with multiple manufacturing sites across the UK and Ireland to serve UK Healthcare.
Patients undergoing operations can face an increased risk of pressure injuries, through immobility during surgery. So, what guidance is currently available on prevention and what solutions can help mitigate the risks? Mark Lee provides an overview.
Healthcare is heavily dependent on good-quality surgical instruments. However, research suggests that they are often overlooked when it comes to MedTech investment. It is time to tackle this issue, to ensure sterile service departments can maintain the highest standards of patient safety, says Richard Wood.
Jason Tetro provides an insight into how supplementary passive environmental hygiene in the form of silver-containing antimicrobial surfaces can assist in ensuring the infection chain is interrupted.
A Cambridge-based manufacturer of surgical robots has put UK MedTech on the map – setting an example of how clinician-led innovation can be scaled-up at pace. The Clinical Services Journal visited CMR Surgical’s new state-of-the-art facility and saw first-hand how the company plans to boost innovation in the UK.
A survey of UK surgeons has highlighted the urgent need to upgrade healthcare technology. The report suggest that significant time is being wasted due to inefficient technologies, and that an upgrade in technology in the operating room is long overdue.
The process for innovators bringing their products to the NHS is still lengthy and complex, says the Medical Technology Group (MTG) in its latest Deja Review report. However, the Government has shown that it is committed to using medical technology to address some of the issues facing the NHS. With further measures – such as a single pathway for innovation – there is hope for the future, says MTG’s Chair, Barbara Harpham.
The Institute of Decontamination Sciences conference and exhibition takes place on 28-29 November 2023 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. CSJ provides an insight into the hot topics being discussed during the conference and the innovative decontamination solutions being highlighted at the event.
Dr. Trevor Smith, President of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), talks about the serious risk of malnutrition and what can be done to improve specialist care in the NHS and social sector, identifying four key recommendations to support nutritional care in the UK.
As hospitals face the challenge to master more complex operating theatre (OT) technology with strained resources, equipment that almost become active members of the surgical team can help facilitate the work. This proactive philosophy is the foundation of Getinge’s new Maquet Corin operating table
The world of HealthTech is fast evolving to meet the changing needs of a growing and ageing population. The UK has long been recognised as a world leader in this space, and the expertise of leading industry players will be on display on the ABHI UK Pavilion at the world’s biggest event for the medical sector this November.
For years, the aviation industry has used a digital archived record of every flight, allowing pilots to review and perfect their performance, thereby minimising the likelihood of errors and harm. There has never been an equivalent for surgeons, until now. Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram discusses how embracing technology could make a difference.
At the Association for Perioperative Practice’s annual congress, delegates gained an insight into how high intensity theatre lists could provide a solution to tackling the backlog. Central to this approach is effective, multidisciplinary team working.
Kate Woodhead RGN DMS highlights a new report, developed by a working party appointed by the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). The guidelines aim to minimise ritualistic behaviours occurring in operating theatres without increasing the risk of SSI.
The need to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the key themes of this year’s IPS conference. Working with external organisations to tackle the issue is Essity, manufacturer of Tork hygiene products and services. The company’s Jenny Logenius explains the importance of reducing the risks of AMR