The website of the Clinical Services Journal

RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Heart failure diagnosis: gender gap revealed

A new report reveals that while men surveyed waited on average 3.6 weeks for their diagnosis from their initial GP visit, women waited on average just over 20 weeks – a near-six-fold increase.

Safe storage and transport of endoscopes

A fast scope vacuum packing system is helping Gloucestershire Royal Hospital’s endoscopy services meet demand, safely and efficiently. The iM Med system is designed to prolong the aseptic storage and safe transportation of endoscopes for up to 30 day

How digitalisation will advance patient care

The digitalisation of patient care records has progressed rapidly in recent years. However, patient data is not always used to its full potential.

Improving safety for neonatal patients

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has improved safety for neonatal patients and transformed workflows, by implementing an Sp02 dashboard.

Mitigating the impact of COVID on surgical skills

How can we mitigate the consequences of decreased surgical workload during the pandemic? Mental training and digital workflows could prove vital, as hospitals seek strategies to ensure theatre teams maintain, improve or develop their surgical skills.

Reprocessing scopes in the COVID era

Dr. Frank Bakker offers an insight in to best practice in endoscope reprocessing, in the wake of heightened concerns over the potential threat posed by COVID-19 – providing an overview of the latest evidence and guidance.

Heart research findings: risk and prevention

From the role of vaccinations and gut health in improving outcomes, to new insights into the link between teenage depression and mid-life heart attack, this year’s digital ESC conference highlighted the latest findings on risk factors and prevention.

Preparing for JAG: what you need to know

Paul Bond, Patient Safety and Quality Support Officer for the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), offers an insight into JAG accreditation and its contribution to driving improvement in patient safety and quality.

Supporting nurses to deliver high-quality care

The Courage of Compassion: Supporting Nurses and Midwives to Deliver High-quality Care, a King’s Fund report, provides an emotive insight into current working conditions and the impact on staff wellbeing.

Meeting demand for compliance training

Ensuring compliance with best practice in decontamination is a top priority for healthcare providers and patient safety is paramount. However, as limited budgets for training have proven to be a challenge, areas of non-compliance can begin to emerge

Stoke Mandeville creates state-of-the-art SSD

A team of clinicians at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Aylesbury, recently cut the ribbon on a brand-new sterile services department (SSD), which was created in just four months – despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.

Improving safety with the ‘autonomous pharmacy

Medication costs are rising at a startling rate, there is further scrutiny on controlled substance use, and medication non-adherence is taking a toll on healthcare costs and patient outcomes.

SSI prevention: how can we strive for zero?

Clinical decision-makers are continuously forced to make tradeoffs. This includes limiting the use of new technologies that could benefit wider patient groups, despite proven clinical efficacy.

Digital transformation: the key investment areas

From a new generation in smart diagnostics, to e-Triage systems and telemedicine, digitalisation is becoming a reality. Supported by advances in artificial intelligence, we are seeing a revolution in healthcare

Preparing colposcopy clinics: post-COVID-19

Prof. John Tidy and Ms. Uma Krishnamoorthy conducted a webinar, ‘Bringing colposcopy back to a new normal and how to manage the challenges’, to discuss the impact cervical cancer services are facing as a result of the corona virus pandemic.

Falsified medicines and the hospital setting

The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (EU FMD) introduced new requirements for hospitals to verify the authenticity of prescription medicines.

COVID-19: the impact of health inequalities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities that exist in society. Black and Asian ethnic groups, people from deprived areas and the elderly have been disproportionately affected by the virus, with a higher risk of mortality.

Managing devices during COVID-19 crisis

RFiD technology has been helping the clinical engineering department at Plymouth NHS Trust effectively manage medical devices during the pandemic. Now the Trust plans to roll out the technology to other areas, including sterile services.

COVID-19: supporting the NHS recovery

With demand increasing and capacity limited, how can private service providers, suppliers and partners support the nation’s public health system at this time?

Improving safety for neonatal patients

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has improved safety for neonatal patients and transformed workflows, by implementing an Sp02 dashboard.

Upcoming Events

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 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

Upcoming Events

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 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

Step Communications Ltd, Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR
Tel: 01892 779999 Fax: 01892 616177
www.step-communications.com
© 2021 Step Communications Ltd. Registered in England. Registration Number 3893025