NHS resources lag behind other OECD countries

NHS resources lag behind other OECD countries

A new report, “The NHS: How does it compare?”, from The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) has found that the UK has fewer doctors, nurses, hospital beds and crucial medical equipment than most other wealthy nations.

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State-of-the-art cancer therapies offered at Sheffield

State-of-the-art cancer therapies offered at Sheffield

Two cutting-edge cancer treatments using targeted radioactive therapy injections to destroy cancer cells are now being offered to patients with rare neuroendocrine tumours and patients with prostate cancer at Weston Park Hospital.
GP working reforms ‘associated with rise in emergency admissions for children’

GP working reforms ‘associated with rise in emergency admissions for children’

Researchers from Imperial College London claim that government reforms of GP working practices in 2004 were associated with a rise in potentially avoidable emergency admissions for children.
Seeing the same GP could speed up cancer diagnosis

Seeing the same GP could speed up cancer diagnosis

Whether or not patients see the same GP could affect how quickly bowel and lung cancers are diagnosed, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of General Practice. Symptoms of lung and bowel cancer tended to be picked up more quickly if patients consulted an unknown doctor than if they saw their usual GP, the University of Bristol researchers found.
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Human factors and the multi-tasking myth

Human factors and the multi-tasking myth

The only stupid mistake is one that you do not try to learn from’, said Trevor Dale, at a recent conference on patient safety. He provided an overview of human factors engineering and the importance of managing fallibility in the healthcare environment. LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
The age of flexible infrastructure

The age of flexible infrastructure

STEVEN PEAK provides an insight into a new solution that could provide Trusts with flexible capacity, through the ability to ‘dock’ specialist facilities – as and when required – from MRI units and operating theatres, to endoscopy suites and wards.
Improving hand hygiene culture

Improving hand hygiene culture

ANN MCQUEEN, FIONA CAMERON and CHRIS CONNOLLY provide an insight into a hand hygiene improvement campaign at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh which used the SureWash training system.
Pancreatic cancer: listening for ‘alarm bells’

Pancreatic cancer: listening for ‘alarm bells’

Nearly half of all pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed as a result of an emergency presentation to A&E – a much higher percentage than for most other adult cancers. Pancreatic cancer nurse specialist, DIANNE DOBSON, highlights the action that must be to be taken to improve diagnosis and survival.
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A new and pain-free way to secure IV tubing

Tube Anchor from P3 Medical has been specifically designed to solve the common problems associated with the fixation of administration tubing. The Tube Anchor attaches comfortably to the skin and grips the tubing, protecting the cannula from the effects of traction and allowing patients to move freely.

Cost effective patient solutions

Intersurgical is a leading designer and manufacturer of respiratory care products who offer a comprehensive range of cost effective patient solutions offering quality, innovation and choice.

Innovative solution to fluid management

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