NICE recommends device for prostate treatment

NICE recommends device for prostate treatment

New guidance has been released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending Olympus Medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system for use in surgery to reduce the size of enlarged prostate glands in men. NICE published the guidance in light of the potential it offers NHS hospitals to realise substantial cost savings of £285-£375 per patient while also improving patient outcomes.

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Nanotechnology shows promise for kidney disease care

Nanotechnology shows promise for kidney disease care

According to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a new medical device which combines nanotechnology with a pregnancy tester could help diagnose and treat the one million people in the UK who do not know they have kidney disease.
New research on diabetes and exercise

New research on diabetes and exercise

Reducing insulin dosage can help diabetics avoid blood sugar dips at night after exercising in the evening, a new study from Northumbria University has found. Funded by Diabetes UK and the Northumbria University Strategic Investment Fund, it is the first study to have found a way to completely avoid these dangerous falls in blood glucose that occur after exercise.
‘Critical’ role in new TV medical drama

‘Critical’ role in new TV medical drama

BENDER UK has played a key role in ensuring the authenticity of the operating theatre scenes in the new Sky 1 drama ‘Critical’, by providing operating theatre equipment used in the high-tech sets built for the series.
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Regulating for risk reduction

Regulating for risk reduction

The Royal College of Surgeons has recently announced a set of proposals, on which it is currently consulting, to improve standards of care for patients having cosmetic surgery. The Clinical Services Journal judges initial reactions to these proposals.
The next step towards an open reporting culture

The next step towards an open reporting culture

The Clinical Services Journal reports on the findings of the recently published Freedom to Speak up review, which investigate the issues surrounding whistleblowing and the changes needed to create a more honest reporting culture in the NHS.
Benefits for patient retrieval services

Benefits for patient retrieval services

DR JON MCCORMACK provides an insight into how point of care (PoC) ultrasound systems are proving beneficial to adult and paediatric retrievals services in Scotland, helping pre-hospital care and secondary retrievals from remote sites, as well as aiding routine anaesthesia practice in hospital theatres.
Human factors and hand hygiene

Human factors and hand hygiene

MIKE SULLIVAN, managing director of GOJO Industries – Europe, discusses the benefits of integrating human factors in healthcare and how hand hygiene fits into the bigger picture.
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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.

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