FEATURE ARTICLES

Improving detection rates in colposcopy

Amanda Caley provides an insight into the evidence to support the use of technology that could improve detection rates in colposcopy – including the results of an independent study, carried out at East Lancashire Hospitals. The technology uncovered 21 high grade Cervical Interepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) in patients that would have otherwise been missed.

Insulin administration: delivery device safety

Paul Lindsell, managing director, MindMetre Research looks at the latest evidence on the safety of delivery devices used for the administration of insulin. He highlights some concerning findings around insulin pooling and misdosage incidents, following the use of passive devices

Prevention best way to reduce NHS demand

Growing pressure on NHS services could be eased if the ‘new mindset and new skillset’ of health coaching was more widely adopted across patient care. This was the prevalent point debated by a panel of esteemed healthcare professionals during Connect Health’s latest Change event, ‘Can health coaching reduce primary care pressure and improve patient outcomes?

Addressing human factors in decontamination

Tim Sandle discusses how human factors approaches can assist with improving performance by lowering variability in the decontamination of medical devices – thereby reducing rates of contamination and improving patient safety

Exchanging knowledge on infection prevention

The Central Sterilisation Club’s Annual Scientific Meeting brought together leading experts to discuss how the decontamination sector can improve patient safety, increase efficiency, and meet the demand for additional capacity. But what can we learn from low resource settings and what can low resource settings learn from us? The Kelsey Lecture discussed key infection challenges and learning opportunities, across both settings.

Moving perioperative care towards a greener future

As operating theatres are responsible for three to six times more emissions than the rest of the hospital, tackling the issue must be made a top priority. Kate Woodhead RGN DMS looks at how perioperative teams can help to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute towards a greener future.

Rapid POC testing for virus management

Mr. Yusuf Gray, from the University Hospitals Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust, talks about Royal Derby Hospital’s robust point of care testing in its virus management programme, and how implementing year-round RSV testing last year resulted in the discovery of an unexpected summer surge in cases.

Upscaling sustainability: nurse leadership key

A new ‘Green Healthcare Leadership Programme’ is driving change across the independent healthcare sector and beyond, by helping nurses to build the skills and confidence they need to deliver sustainable transformation. Louise Frampton reports.

Racism in the NHS: how far have we come?

In this article, Joshua Correia interviews different generations of healthcare professionals to gain an insight into the experiences of racism and discrimination in the NHS. He considers: how far have we come in tackling the issues and what support is available today?

Regulation of advanced practice in nursing

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses advanced nursing practice and the possibilities around future regulation, in light of proposals by the NMC.

COVER STORY: Selecting the right sonic for your CSSD

Andreia Messias, international marketing manager at STERIS, provides an insight into ultrasonic cleaning and how to select the right sonic solution to ensure the optimum results.

Cutting waiting times for musculoskeletal conditions

Marie Loizides, associate director of performance analytics at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, explains how the North East London Musculoskeletal (MSK) Alliance has improved the quality of referrals and significantly slashed waiting times.

Advancing connected care in an evolving landscape

Approximately 30% of all the world’s data volume is now being generated by the healthcare industry. So, how can digital technologies advance connected care, improve patient outcomes, and increase efficiency in healthcare? Stephen Russell provides an insight.

Mastering blood cultures: the key to better outcomes

Although blood culture is arguably one of the most common and important diagnostic tests in the proper management of infectious diseases, it is frequently overlooked or underestimated. Yet blood cultures provide essential information for patient management. Failing to optimise their use, in particular through appropriate collection, processing and analysis, represents a missed opportunity for clinicians and ultimately for patients, warns Dr. Yoann Personne.

Transforming patient care with medical asset tracking

Rob Kinnersley discusses the benefits of leveraging technology to accurately and efficiently track vital hospital equipment in healthcare environments.

A profession to be proud of…

As one of the largest gatherings of perioperative professionals in the UK, the AfPP Annual Conference is essential for anyone working in the perioperative field. CSJ provides an overview of this year’s programme and the many reasons to attend.

How can we help clinical entrepreneurs to succeed?

It is important for everyone that clinical entrepreneurs are able to succeed and bring new innovations to market. Angie Reynolds, head of Birmingham Research Park, discusses how this innovation can be supported.

Spotlight on medical equipment management

The EBME Expo medical equipment exhibition and conference will take place at The Coventry Building Society Arena, 28–29 June 2023. CSJ provides an insight into the hot topics to be discussed at the event and the innovations on show.

SSI reduction: a sustainable solution

At the recent Infection Prevention & Control conference, held in Birmingham at The National Conference Centre, surgical site infection (SSI) was high on the agenda – from infection prevention in theatres and the importance of care bundles, to antibiotic stewardship within the surgical pathway, and SSI surveillance. Louise Frampton reports on some of the highlights

The Hewitt Review: plans for integrated care

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the findings of the Hewitt Review on plans for Integrated Care Systems. The Review identifies six key principles, which will enable the ICSs to thrive. However, it remains to be seen how much of the report and its proposals will be accepted by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Latest Issues

The AfPP Roadshow - Exeter

University of Exeter
22nd June 2024

EBME Expo

Coventry Building Society Arena
26th - 27th June 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Cardiff

TBA, Cardiff
13th July 2024

AfPP Annual Conference 2024

University of Warwick
2nd - 3rd August 2024

The Operating Theatres North Show 2024

Etihad Stadium, Manchester
12th September 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - London

Cavendish Conference Centre, London
14th September 2024