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Designing the hospital of the future

As a programme of new hospital development begins to unfold, Kate Woodhead RGN DMS looks at how the NHS could ‘build back better’ – to design the hospitals of the future around the needs of patients and to improve staff wellbeing.

Leading nursing teams to improve outcomes

Anthony Fitzgerald has been appointed as the first Matron of Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s. So, what is his vision for delivering safe, high quality care & how does he plan to lead the nursing teams to ensure the best possible patient outcomes?

Using day surgery to recover elective surgery

Operating theatre teams will have a ‘marathon’ ahead as they battle to reduce waiting lists for elective surgery.

Advances in wound care management

Bob Brown provides an insight into advances in wound care management and discusses some of the innovation that is helping to drive improvement.

Keeping staff safe with simulation training

Healthcare workers (HCWs) need to protect themselves first, in order to provide quality, safe care to patients. As a result, there is an urgent need to support the safe donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Use of antimicrobial coatings in healthcare

Antimicrobial coatings could provide an innovative addition to existing infection prevention and control programmes. Jade Pallett calls for further investigation into their potential within the healthcare setting.

Supporting ostomy and continence care teams

Dr. Terri Porrett and Karen Tomlin highlight the results of a survey of ostomy and continence care teams and reveal how the pandemic has impacted staff and services.

TRexit: tackling delays in cancer diagnosis

‘TRexit’ is a national initiative that could see a move away from transrectal (TRUS) biopsy, requiring an anaesthetic, to performing transperineal biopsy under local anaesthetic.

Role of antimicrobial sutures in tackling SSI

Evidence suggests that antimicrobial sutures can significantly reduce rates of surgical site infection and should be a key component of a care bundle to prevent SSIs. So how can we overcome potential barriers to adoption & is the extra cost worth it?

Overhaul needed to tackle workforce burnout

A Committee of MPs has warned that workforce burnout presents an “extraordinarily dangerous risk” to the functioning of health & social care. The findings of the report, which are summarised here, reveal the situation has reached “emergency levels'

Strategies for reducing the risk of Never Events

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the prevalence of never events in theatres, the barriers to safer surgery and the strategies that can drive improvement.

Diagnostics vital to tackle AMR

In the background of COVID-19, there is another silent pandemic growing – the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Evaluating current sanitation methods

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen a surge in products claiming to be ‘effective at killing the Sars-Cov-2 virus’. However, many common disinfectant solutions making this bold claim may not be as effective as people are led to believe.

Efficiency and safety in medicines management

Sara Dalmasso reflects how automating the medication management process has been supporting hospitals during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A guide for hospitals on meeting UDI regulations

Christopher Ogden provides an overview of the Unique Device Identification regulations, what they mean for hospitals and the options that can be considered.

Sponge device to ease endoscopy waiting lists

Consultant gastroenterologist, Rehan Haidry, provides an insight into a minimally invasive device that could help improve cancer detection, while reducing the need for aerosol-generating endoscopies.

Calls to fast-track medical technology

A new report by the Medical Technology Group (MTG) recommends a new model for adoption of innovative treatments and calls for medical technologies to be fast-tracked in the same way as pharmaceuticals.

Contemplating a switch to multi-use PPE?

Richard O’Brien, commercial director, healthcare and hospitality, at Elis, examines the impact of the pandemic and what this means for surgical textiles and reusable PPE.

Artificial intelligence: advancing brain surgery

Anne Blackwood, chief executive, Health Enterprise East (HEE) provides an insight into an innovative imaging device that uses artificial intelligence to provide safer resection of brain tumours.

Tackling HCAIs: the role of patient isolation

Yvonne Carter believes that temporary isolation solutions could provide the answer to address COVID-19 transmission in hospitals, as well as to contain other healthcare-associated infections, in the future.

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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

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29th - 30th November 2022

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