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Freeing capacity: role of private partnerships

Keith Davis discusses how clinical and commercial partnerships can deliver operational efficiencies. He explains why collaboration is vital to help reduce waiting lists and free capacity.

Tackling the risks for cardiac disease

This year, the European Society of Cardiology held its annual congress online, highlighting the latest research aimed at advancing cardiovascular medicine. High on the agenda were the latest findings around risk factors for cardiac events.

Saving clinical time and reducing waiting times

Waiting times for medical admissions have been reduced by 34% at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust following the implementation of a new clinically-led digital solution.

Poorest areas see longest hospital waits

The King’s Fund and Healthwatch England are jointly calling for urgent action to address hospital waiting lists and improve patients’ experiences of delays to treatment.

Tacking the rise in obesity in England

There is action being proposed to reduce the obesity burden on the NHS although, during the last 10 years, the political dimensions of management have been intermittent and fragmented.

A look inside the future of surgery

Technologies such as surgical robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and MRI scanning are already revolutionising the way surgical care is delivered.

Lessons to learn from the pandemic

The House of Commons and Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee have published a report on the lessons that must be learnt from the pandemic. The highs and lows are explored in detail.

Towards the operating theatre ‘black box’

Adrian Hall discusses the challenges of integration for operating theatres, both now and in the future, and explains the barriers that need to be overcome to increase adoption of smart technologies.

Pledge to tackle waiting lists

Investment in surgical hubs, new technology and innovative ways of working will help tackle waiting lists and treat around 30% more elective care patients by 2023 to 2024, the Government has pledged.

E-water: defending against HCAIs

Adrian Gee-Turner and Gary Driscoll explain the advantages of e-water (electrolysed water/hypochlorous acid) in a wide range of healthcare applications.

Gastric cancer diagnosis: biomarker assessment

Graham Johnson introduces the first non-invasive test for assessing the structure and function of the stomach in patients presenting with dyspepsia.

Tackling waiting lists with flexible capacity

The elective surgery waiting list has continued to grow and millions of people are now waiting for a procedure in England. It is clear more capacity is needed to tackle the backlog, but where will this additional capacity come from?

Independent sector offers vital role in COVID era

The independent sector quickly stepped up in the wake of COVID-19, but how can we build on public/private relationships to assist the recovery of health services going forward?

Point of use treatment of reusable medical devices

Dr. Georgia Alevizopoulou offers guidance on the treatment of medical devices at the point of use, to ensure optimum decontamination.

Breaking transmission via healthcare surfaces

Infection control precautions, including regular cleaning and decontamination, are vital to help reduce the burden of healthcare-associated infections. However, traditional disinfectants only offer limited residual activity.

New guidelines on cardiac care

New guidelines have been launched to improve cardiac care and treatment – from heart failure management and best practice in tackling valvular heart disease, to advice on managing cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy

HealthTech innovation: making it happen

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) recently launched its ‘Making it Happen’ report.

Making a mark on patient safety

Figures show there is a continued need to tackle never events in hospitals. At the same time healthcare providers are seeking ways to increase efficiency to reduce the longest ever waiting list for elective surgery as a result of the pandemic.

Raising the bar in perioperative safety

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia was high on the agenda at the AfPP annual conference. Kevin Robinson, 3M Scientific Affairs Manager OR, EMEA, provided an insight onto some of the key challenges and best practice. Louise Frampton reports.

Improving survival from cardiac arrest

The European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress highlighted the importance of early diagnosis of cardiac issues, providing essential guidance on detecting common symptoms of cardiac arrest, as well as optimising treatment to improve outcomes.

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Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd - 4th April 2023

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18th April 2023

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