Call for action to protect public from vCJD risk

Call for action to protect public from vCJD risk

The Science and Technology Committee has warned that more action is needed to ensure that Variant CJD (vCJD) is not inadvertently transmitted from person-to-person through medical procedures.
Infection Prevention 2014 SECC, Glasgow, 29 September - 2 October 2014
IPS 2014
3M partners with NHS England to champion frontline innovation in infection control

The 2014-15 NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes programme recognises and rewards proven innovations with potential for spread and adoption across the NHS. Open only to NHS organisations in England, a £650,000 prize fund is available to disseminate and embed winning projects which are new to the NHS or applied in a novel way.
Improving infection prevention

TRISTEL has introduced Legion, a new range of dual-action disinfectant descalers. Legion is part of an effective Legionella control regime in accordance with L8 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and is now available in a gel and a foam. L8 ACOP states that sanitary fittings, such as shower heads, should be descaled and
Bundled approach to environmental cleaning and disinfection

GAMA HEALTHCARE is able to provide every type of wet wipe, dry wipe and cleaning cloth that a Trust may require, via NHS Supply Chain. From detergent wipes and disinfectant wipes, to bathing wipes and cleaning cloths, GAMA combines high quality wipe material with proven, effective formulas.
Five steps to help reduce HCAIs

VYGON’s focus at the coming Infection Prevention 2014 meeting will be its aim at ZERO campaign. Launched earlier this year, aim at ZERO focuses on key products to target healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs), supporting the national epic3, Winning Ways, and Matching Michigan guidelines in reducing infection rates to

Other News

UK set to lead in genetic research

UK set to lead in genetic research

The UK is set to become a world leader in genetic research into cancer and rare diseases, with the help of an investment worth more than £300 million.
Patient choice: more work needed

Patient choice: more work needed

A survey of over 2,700 patients, conducted for NHS England and the health regulator Monitor, has looked at the number of patients being offered a choice by their GPs.
Independent review into whistleblowing in the NHS

Independent review into whistleblowing in the NHS

The Department of Health has launched an independent review into whistleblowing in the NHS.
• One-in-six Lupus patients readmitted within 30 days
• Genetic mutation linked to sudden cardiac death
• Increase in recorded diagnosis of dementia
• NICE announces new health checks for QOF
• Scotland invests in flow of patients
• Improvements at Trusts placed in special measures


Strategic approaches to tackling AMR

Strategic approaches to tackling AMR

Will we be celebrating the centenary of antibiotics, in another 14 years, or will we have lost one of our most valuable resources? This was one of the key questions raised at a recent conference addressing ‘one of the greatest threats to human health’. LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
Managing temperature to enhance patient care

Managing temperature to enhance patient care

Failure to understand the importance of managing temperature remains a key patient safety issue that must be addressed. Awareness of this issue was recently raised at an educational day, held in London. LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
A new perspective on surgical imaging

A new perspective on surgical imaging

SUZANNE CALLANDER reports on the benefits that the installation of a 3D HD integrated operating theatre is offering to surgical teams and urology patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARL).
Role of diagnostics in antibiotic prescribing

Role of diagnostics in antibiotic prescribing

New research shows that the likelihood of GPs prescribing antibiotics for coughs and colds increased by 40% between 1999 and 2011. The Chief Medical Officer has previously highlighted the need to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but could the introduction of point of care diagnostics provide a solution to over prescribing? LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
• Tracheostomy: more data and training vital
• Guidance to prevent stroke in AF patients
• Improving care for digit wounds
• Quality control of hospital water system
• State-of-the-art theatre installation
• A model for quality improvement

Product Spotlight

Clinical Male Pelvic Trainer

The Limbs & Things Clinical Male Pelvic Trainer Mk2 is a new improved version of one of their best-selling task trainers.

Ergonomically designed surgical clippers

CAREFUSION has introduced the next generation of its pre-operative surgical clippers. Developed in conjunction with surgical theatre teams, it offers an improved ergonomic feel and performance to encourage proper hand position and application. It can be used in wet or dry conditions.

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.


Helping redefine the healthcare environment


Helping redefine the healthcare environment
​How can good design influence healing in a healthcare setting? How can design improve the ways healthcare settings serve patients and caregivers?


Infection Prevention 2014
SECC, Glasgow
29 September - 2 October 2014

QIST - Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams
Marriott Hotel - Gosforth Park, Newcastle
21st-22nd October

North West Procurement Awards
De Vere Village Herons’ Reach, Blackpool


Making infection control a priority
STARKSTROM is committed to supporting the healthcare sector by focusing its product design and development to reduce the potential for infections when using products from its S-equiP range.