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Why managing NHS waiting lists is about safety, not just numbers

Safely managing waiting lists has become an intricate balance for healthcare professionals as they strive to meet targets, and to also identify and act for all of those who are most-in-need, says Dr. Mark Ratnarajah, practising paediatrician and UK managing director for C2-Ai.

IDSc 2023: ensuring patient safety and meeting sustainability goals

Lisa Merryweather, Field Sales Manager, Bolton Surgical, speaks to CSJ about the importance of implementing effective preventative maintenance strategies to ensure the quality and safety of instrumentation and medical devices, such as endoscopes, while striving to meet sustainability goals.

IDSc 2023: preventing the risk of infection in ultrasound

Ellie Wishart, Senior Medical Affairs Manager, Nanosonics, speaks to CSJ about the importance of effective decontamination of ultrasound probes to prevent the risk of infection.

IDSc 2023: The importance of a circular economy

The importance of a circular economy and the opportunities to increase the reuse of surgical instruments and medical devices were high on the agenda at IDSc 2023. Clinical Services Journal spoke to Daniel Coole, Managing Director at Surgical Holdings, to find out how this can be achieved.

Interview with IDSc’s National Chairman: the way forward for decontamination

Trevor Garcia, IDSc’s National Chairman, spoke to CSJ at the IDSc 2023 conference exhibition about the way forward for the decontamination sector. He highlighted the importance of ensuring the profession has a clear career pathway, and the need for action to ensure the future of the sector is secured, by attracting the next generation of decontamination scientists into the profession.

Training & investment key to safer care

Dr. John Sandham responds to the findings of the HSIB’s report on access to critical patient information at the bedside. Leadership, training and investment in up-to-date technology are key to driving improvement, he argues...

The importance of inclusive leadership

Dr. Navina Evans highlights the need for inclusive leadership, to support our diverse NHS and calls for leaders to “speak up” and emphasises the need to listen...

Putting patient safety first: the challenges

Louise Frampton, Editor of The Clinical Services Journal, says that staff can be empowered to drive improvement in patient safety, but first we need to understand the barriers.

Calls to improve decontamination of ultrasound probes

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) annual conference attracted a host of top speakers at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to discuss how we can reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Decontamination “must be at the forefront” of medical device innovation

The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) recently hosted its first face-to-face annual conference since the pandemic, bringing together a host of top decontamination experts at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to discuss the latest hot topics.

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Upcoming Events

Infection Prevention & Control

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
23rd - 24th April 2024

ESGE Days 2024, Symposium – ‘Elevating Endoscopy: Inspiring Progress and Innovation’

Estrel Congress Center (room 15), Berlin, Germany
25th April 2024, 16:30 – 17:30 CEST

National DERS and SMART pump conference

BCEC, Birmingham
29th April 2024

World Hand Hygiene Day

Worldwide
5th May 2024

Theatres & Decontamination Conference 2024

Coventry Building Society Arena
16th May 2024

The AfPP Roadshow - Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham
18th May 2024

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

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