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On Tuesday 24 September 2019, NPAG - part of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust – will host the 2019 Clinical Engineering Conference at Wolverhampton Racecourse. The Clinical Services Journal provides a glimpse of what’s on offer to delegates.
Between 8 – 11 August 2019, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) held its annual conference and exhibition at the University of York Campus. Delegates were treated to an astonishing array of talks that highlighted health and wellbeing across UK Trusts
The Sepsis+ 2019 conference afforded delegates the chance to hear from leading experts in the field of sepsis. Taking place on 11 June 2019 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, visitors learned about the latest research, science and innovations, and discovered real world solutions in the challenge of managing deteriorating conditions.
Daniel Streetman PharmD, MS of Wolters Kluwer, Health, discusses the potential for pharmacogenomics to transform the efficacy of prescribed drugs and reduce instances of adverse drug reactions. He also explores the professional, ethical and logistical challenges that still need to be overcome for genomics to achieve widespread traction in the UK.
In 2018, mobile medical unit provider EMS Healthcare launched Quest+ Decontamination – the UK’s first mobile endoscope decontamination unit. To date, the unit has saved NHS Trusts in the region of £5.375 million1 through responding directly to the challenges they are facing.
Driven by budget pressures, an ageing population and the emergence of a new technophilic generation, demand for innovation in healthcare has never been higher. However, Chloe Moss, analyst at Health Enterprise East, warns that, while opportunities undoubtedly exist for the scientist or clinician-turned entrepreneur, many sadly fail to bring their technologies to life.
When examining the regulations and directives governing the manufacture and sale of disinfectants and cleaners, Clare Clark - BSc (Hons)Microbiology, ACIST, MRB, technical support manager, schülke UK, explains why it is necessary to consider what constitutes a medical device (MD), and why this is significant.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, which employs more than 5600 staff and has a 570-bed capacity, has been using electronic patient records since 2015. Having built on these firm foundations, the Global Digital Exemplar ‘Fast Follower’ Trust is starting to realise the multiple clinical and efficiency benefits that come with digital transformation.
Amongst the pressures of delivering digital transformation at scale, clinical teams need more support and investment to ensure IT systems are safe to use and fit-for-purpose, says Stephen Seagreen-Bell, managing director of Transforming Healthcare Consultancy.
When Royal Papworth Hospital opened a new, state-of-the-art hospital, it required a flexible patient monitoring solution capable of ensuring the highest levels of patient safety. Working collaboratively with Mindray, the prestigious hospital developed a bespoke, connected solution that ensures seamless monitoring throughout the entire patient journey.