Better out of hospital care for the elderly would reduce emergency admissions

Better out of hospital care for the elderly would reduce emergency admissions

Plans being put in place by The Department of Health and Department for Communities and Local Government aim to improve out of hospital care for the elderly and vulnerable to reduce emergency admissions.

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Oral anticoagulants for patients with AF

Oral anticoagulants for patients with AF

According to NICE anticoagulants could help prevent thousands of strokes and premature deaths from atrial fibrillation (AF).
Age: still a barrier to surgery

Age: still a barrier to surgery

A report by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK has warned that age discrimination in the NHS may still be preventing older people from having access to life-saving surgery.
New guidance on ensuring safe staffing

New guidance on ensuring safe staffing

NICE has issued final advice to the NHS on how to make the right decisions about nursing staff requirements to provide safe care for patients on adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.
• NICE aims to tackle hepatitis B
• NICE guidelines will encourage more effective diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease
• BMA warns of future GP workforce crisis
• Medical engagement should be central to leadership
• New advice to help alleviate pressure on hospital ‘front door’
• New online procurement tool to drive down costs

Features

How can we make the NHS safer?

How can we make the NHS safer?

At the NHS Confederation annual conference staffing issues, culture change and the need for honesty were high on the agenda. LOUISE FRAMPTON reports
Spotlight on infection prevention

Spotlight on infection prevention

Following a successful conference in London, Infection Prevention 2014 is now coming to Glasgow. The conference will be held at the SECC from the 29 September to the 1 October 2014.
Low temperature sterilisation process

Low temperature sterilisation process

WAYNE SPENCER offers comment on the use of low temperature sterilisation in sterile service departments, and asks whether the technology will be the subject of a revival in the UK as endoscopy techniques advance.
Advancing techniques in gastroenterology

Advancing techniques in gastroenterology

Magnification endoscopy is the future of gastroenterology, according to one of the UK’s consultant surgeons and interventional endoscopists, Mr AMYN HAJI. The King’s College Hospital doctor is one of a small group of specialists in the UK who are trained to use this increasingly popular method of diagnosis.
• Antibiotic resistance: a call for urgent action
• Topical issues in gastroenterology
• Delivering quality in colonoscopy
• High-level disinfection: ultrasound transducers
• Tackling antimicrobial resistance challenges
• AfPP: looking back on 50 years

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Ergonomically designed surgical clippers

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Easier way to weigh patients

Weighing elderly patients can be difficult, and can turn a simple, yet necessary routine into a time-consuming procedure. SECA has created a set of scales which takes into account the varied requirements of geriatric care, including the seca 959 and the wheelchair scale, seca 677.

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16 September 2014
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