Doctors call for guidance on compromise agreements

Doctors call for guidance on compromise agreements

The BMA has supported calls for better oversight of the use of compromise agreements and severance payments for NHS doctors. The Commons PAC (public accounts committee) recently released a report criticising the use of these agreements to terminate employment contracts, especially where confidentiality clauses might prevent doctors or other staff raising patient safety concerns.

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More nurses needed to support increasing population

More nurses needed to support increasing population

An additional 209,000 nurses need to be recruited by 2050 in order to satisfy the longterm needs of the country in line with projected population growth, according to research conducted by specialist recruiter Randstad Care.
Online resource for children’s kidney conditions

Online resource for children’s kidney conditions

A new website that provides information for parents and carers about kidney conditions in babies, children and young people has been introduced. Funded by the British Kidney Patient Association and created jointly by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology.
National award for young adult cancer service

National award for young adult cancer service

The Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which specialises in the treatment of young cancer patients, is the first winner of the Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care.
• Building a culture of candour
• Patient monitoring accessories
• New ambulatory infusion device
• Technology for Life
• Electric suction machines
• Management of medical equipment

Features

Debating strategies for the challenging hip

Debating strategies for the challenging hip

An ageing population, rising levels of obesity and an increase in the number of patients living with cancer-related morbidity are presenting challenges in terms of the complexity and volume of hip fracture cases.
Improving processes, improving outcomes

Improving processes, improving outcomes

The 6th annual Reducing HCAIs conference and exhibition – Improving processes, improving outcomes – focused on the challenges being faced within the clinical setting, and how reductions of surgical site infections (SSI) can be achieved.
Moving forward with telehealth

Moving forward with telehealth

Opinion remains divided on the subject of telehealth. However, one service provider argues that the technology can offer huge cost and efficiency savings if introduced as part of a larger service redesign. SUZANNE CALLANDER reports.
Biomedical engineering in the spotlight

Biomedical engineering in the spotlight

Taking place on 1 May 2014, the EBME Seminar is an independent, educational event for healthcare professionals that are responsible for the management of medical equipment.
• Staffmorale and patient care: a clear link
• Embracing the values of compassionate care
• Revisiting surgical site infections
• Early rectal cancer management
• Problem of biofilms: ensuring water safety
• Hepatitis E: a neglected pathogen

Product Spotlight

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.

Fluorescent testing for residual proteins

The ProReveal Fluorescence Protein Detection Test has been developed in response to the need to find a more sensitive and accurate method of checking for residual proteins that can sometimes remain on surgical instruments after the washer disinfection process.

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An innovative solution to endoscope decontamination

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An innovative solution to endoscope decontamination
PuriCore’s new pass-through endoscope washer disinfector, RapidAER, has been designed and manufactured to meet the ever increasing demands of a modern endoscopy department, where increased reliability and productivity are essential pre-requisites.

DIARY EVENTS

5th EBME Innovations Seminar
Milton Keynes Doubletree by Hilton, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Thursday 1st May 2014.
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BSG Annual Meeting 2014
Manchester Central, UK
16 - 19 June 2014
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AfPP Residential - Brighton
University of Sussex, Brighton
20 - 22 June 2014
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PRODUCT PROFILE

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.
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