RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
How has the HealthTech sector evolved over the past 20 years – is the NHS still slow to adopt innovation, and how have events such as COVID and Brexit shaped the current landscape? Louise Frampton spoke to the Association for British HealthTech Industries to discover what has changed.
As part of CSJ’s anniversary celebrations, Kate Woodhead RGN DMS reflects on the changes she has witnessed over the past 20 years. She interviewed some of the Association for Perioperative Practice’s previous presidents for their reflections and expert insights too.
As The Clinical Services Journal celebrates its 20th Anniversary, this special edition reflects on the changes observed in the acute sector during the past two decades. As the editor, spanning 15 of these years, Louise Frampton shares her reflections on some of the transformations she has witnessed, the highs and lows, and what she has learnt along the way…
Heart Failure, the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), provided the latest insights into the health risks that are linked with development of heart failure and technology that could help identify patients at risk of deteriorating.
PENTAX Medical’s Harald Huber and Michael Unger discuss key trends and innovation in endoscopy, with The Clinical Services Journal. They highlight some of the key developments that are expected to advance endoscopy in terms of safety, productivity, and clinical outcomes
The world’s first Scalp Cooling Summit took place digitally on 5th of May. Hosted by Paxman, the Summit bought together innovative world leaders in oncology and research to talk about their scalp cooling experience and learn from each other’s perspectives, advancing the future of side effect management in cancer care. What can our cancer centres in Britain learn from those pushing the boundaries of supportive cancer care internationally?
Dr. Nick West discusses how the response to COVID-19 has provided a blueprint for a vascular care revolution. He warns that we cannot afford to miss the opportunity to reassess how best to treat those affected by cardiovascular disease, in light of everything we have learned during the pandemic.
Endoscopy is considered the ‘gold standard’ method for investigating dyspeptic symptoms caused by Helicobacter pylori, but this invasive procedure represents an immense drain on medical resources. Professor Peter Malfertheiner discusses a clear role for the non-invasive ‘serological biopsy’ in the gastric cancer care pathway, and current clinical management of atrophic gastritis.
The British Medical Association has undertaken one of the largest, most detailed analyses of doctors’ views and experiences of the pandemic. The first two reports, to be published by the BMA, highlight serious failures to protect staff, during the COVID crisis.
A recent survey has revealed that half of frontline healthcare staff have changed or considered changing their job. By taking the time to listen and communicate, we can create a better and more supportive environment within healthcare, says Sean Nolan
‘Wet packs’ create a potential pathway for the migration of microorganisms from the outside to the inside of the packed set, so identifying underlying issues is a vital part of quality control. Dr. Georgia Alevizopoulou provides a troubleshooting guide and discusses some of the factors that lead to ‘wet packs’.
Access to health services might be equally available across ethnic groups, but barriers to receiving equitable care remain a key problem in healthcare systems across the world, including the NHS. Greg Samios explores new solutions designed to ensure all patients receive the best and most inclusive care, regardless of their ethnicity, language, or cultural background.