First clinical guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections

First clinical guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections

The world’s first guidelines for chronic fungal lung infections for doctors and laboratories have been published by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

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Charity warns of spiralling cancer cases due to obesity

Charity warns of spiralling cancer cases due to obesity

Almost 700,000 new cases of cancer linked to being overweight or obese could be diagnosed in the UK during the next 20 years, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.
Audit to reduce prescribing errors

Audit to reduce prescribing errors

Patients on 10 or more prescribed drugs are at greater risk of prescribing errors.
First fully ‘pod-fitted bay’ at the Royal Stoke University Hospital

First fully ‘pod-fitted bay’ at the Royal Stoke University Hospital

The Royal Stoke University Hospital is the first NHS hospital with a fully Pod-fitted bay.
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Raising the profile of surgical site infection

Raising the profile of surgical site infection

Experts at Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) discussed the impact of surgical site infection (SSI) on patients’ lives, as well as some of the various strategies for reducing the risks.
Optimising lighting for the operating theatre

Optimising lighting for the operating theatre

Procurement of theatre lighting requires careful consideration of a range of complex factors, to ensure efficient solutions that meet the demands of a wide range of surgical procedures.
Fear and bullying in the healthcare workplace

Fear and bullying in the healthcare workplace

JOAN KINGSLEY discusses the impact of a culture of fear and bullying, which has been highlighted by some high profile reports in recent years.
Standards and controls for skin disinfection

Standards and controls for skin disinfection

DR TIM SANDLE considers best practice in the use of chlorhexidine skin disinfection, prior to surgery, with the aim of reducing the risk of surgical site infection.
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