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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

POC testing of trauma patients for MRSA

Torbay Hospital has implemented point-of-care testing for MRSA to decrease turnaround times and increase bed occupancy

A ‘whole hospital approach’ to IP&C

Yvonne Spencer describes how a ‘whole hospital approach’ is the cornerstone to infection prevention – involving collaboration between hard & soft FM, infection prevention & control teams, service users, clinicians and other key stakeholders.

Enhancing IP&C in endoscopy services

Debbie McKinney explores innovative approaches to infection prevention in endoscopy services, and the knock-on impacts for cost and efficiency savings.

Rapid detection of infection

Carolyne Horner discusses the diversity of point-of-care tests (POCTs) available for the rapid detection of infection and the key issues relevant to their uptake.

Tackling environmental transmission of HCAIs

Surface transmission has been identified as an important route of pathogen spread, especially within the healthcare environment. Jade Pallett discusses viral and bacterial transmission and looks at the key issues and evidence.

Advantages of quaternary ammonium compounds

There is considerable evidence that contaminated surfaces and the untreated hands of healthcare professionals contribute to the spread of nosocomial pathogens within the hospital setting.

Decontamination strategies in ICU

Speaking at IP2021, Julie Storr called for a ‘hard reset’ in infection prevention and control, to ensure compassionate care is not overlooked, amidst efforts to eliminate risk from infectious diseases.

Worrying findings on mortality rates

An international study has found that high-need older patients had the highest mortality rates of any country, despite performing relatively well on several other measures of quality of hospital care.

Improving outcomes with interoperability

Solving interoperability challenges in relation to healthcare technologies has the potential to improve patient outcomes, deliver financial savings and optimise clinical workflows.

National audit highlights extent of NHS pressures

A new report by the National Audit Office has warned that there is a significant risk that NHS waiting times could lengthen even further and provides a detailed analysis of the challenges ahead.

What can we learn from the Netherlands?

Dave Rudge argues that the UK could learn from the Netherlands’ holistic approach to infection prevention and highlights the need for further studies to provide high-quality data on the role of the environment in transmission.

Breaking research in dermato-venereology

The latest research presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology’s 30th Congress revealed the true burden of skin disease in Europe and prompted debate over the increasing use of consumer apps for diagnosing cancers.

First community diagnostic hub opens in Somerset

Community diagnostic hubs have the potential to make a significant difference to patients waiting for diagnostic imaging and will help reduce the backlog in the wake of the pandemic.

Active or passive safety devices: a useful debate?

Maria Kapoula considers the debate on active vs passive safety pen needles and discusses the question: which type of device is preferable when the full range of human factors are assessed?

Digital transformation for Dudley Trust

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust’s digital transformation has facilitated earlier detection of patient deterioration, supported care for patients during the COVID pandemic, and is now on its way to enabling better integration of care patients.

Manchester hubs: moving health to the high street

Work underway in Manchester shows how intertwined technological and economic revolutions can be harnessed to create a health revolution in which streamlined care is brought closer to the UK’s rapidly ageing population.

Focusing on the fundamentals

At IP2021, experts highlighted the need to re-focus on core IP&C issues. While it is important to learn lessons from the pandemic, we also need to view IP&C through a ‘new lens’ and consider the fundamentals of nursing care.

UK HealthTech pioneers reunite at Arab Health

The UK Pavilion is heading back to Arab Health in January 2022. This month, CSJ spoke to ABHI’s managing director, International, Paul Benton, about the array of technologies, services and surgical simulations being showcased on the ABHI UK Pavilion.

Challenges of delivering sustainable solutions

Dan Sullivan points out that reliance on disposable PPE has been exacerbated by COVID-19, but says it is symptomatic of a deeper misperception of sustainable options.

Decontamination: the challenges ahead in 2022

What are the hot topics for the decontamination sector in 2022? Top decontamination experts provide their views on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

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17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

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

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Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

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29th - 30th November 2022

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Upcoming Events

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

IDSc Annual Conference

The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham
29th - 30th 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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