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Securing a positive technology legacy

The Health Foundation has published research on user’s views on the use of technology during the pandemic. While the responses were largely positive, not everyone was convinced that the increased use of technology represented ‘quality care’.

NHS faces ‘exodus’, IPPR warns Government

A new poll has found that 1 in 4 healthcare staff – equivalent to 330,000 workers – are ‘more likely’ to leave the NHS in England after a year of pandemic pressure.

The hidden victims of the COVID pandemic

Martin Usher, a member of the Major Trauma Group, argues that the need for increased access to rehabilitation services has never been more important as the NHS recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

Remote monitoring to detect deterioration

Simon Applebaum discusses how the adoption of digital technology, specifically remote monitoring, can give teams unprecedented real-time visibility of their most at-risk patients, & outlines its role in future models of continuous & preventative care

Sustainability and single use

George I’ons discusses the impact of the single use on the environment and highlights some potential solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of disposable medical devices.

Artificial intelligence in bowel cancer screening

Dr. Bu’ Hayee, deputy clinical director for gastroenterology, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the role of AI technology in reducing variation in detection rates between endoscopists.

Calls to re-examine ventilation in hospitals

David Hartley supports a more critical appraisal of ventilation requirements in patient care areas, in light of the pandemic.

Tackling errors in Cauda Equina diagnosis

Maya Sushila warns that misdiagnosis of cauda equina syndrome often results from problems with communication, between clinicians and patients, and the cost of subsequent litigation to the NHS can be high.

Embracing digital health to improve outcomes

A digital health All-Party Parliamentary Group aims to highlight the benefits that digital technologies can have when successfully implemented.

The march of the integrated care system

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS examines the ambition to develop integrated care systems and discusses the findings of a new King’s Fund report, commissioned by the Mayor of London. She looks at current policy,some of the key initiatives underway and the chal

Improving hygiene in endoscopy

At ESGE Days 2021*, Pentax Medical hosted a symposium to hear from key opinion leaders on Scientific Perspectives on Hygiene Innovation in Endoscopy. The majority of the insights shared in this article were presented during this symposium.

The hidden victims of the COVID pandemic

Martin Usher argues that the need for increased access to rehabilitation services has never been more important as the NHS recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

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

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ExCel London
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