Pioneering nerve treatment for tetraplegic patient

Pioneering nerve treatment for tetraplegic patient

University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) has become the first Trust in the country to carry out a new procedure aimed at restoring feeling and movement to the arms of tetraplegic patients.

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Neurodegeneration: new findings

Neurodegeneration: new findings

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found a specific network of brain regions that is not only more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing – for example, Alzheimer’s disease – but also to disorders that emerge in young people, such as schizophrenia.
Reducing recurrence of CDI

Reducing recurrence of CDI

New analysis from a real-world study demonstrates that first-line use of fidaxomicin is clinically effective in reducing recurrence rates and lowering mortality, and provides cost savings for the treatment of potentially fatal Clostridium difficileinfection (CDI).
Concern over staff morale

Concern over staff morale

Staff morale has topped the list of concerns raised by NHS finance directors in The King’s Fund’s latest quarterly monitoring report. Nearly half (47%) of Trust finance directors surveyed for the report identified staff morale as one of their top three concern –twice as many as in the previous quarter. The report suggests this should be a significant cause for concern given the close link between staff engagement and quality of care.
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Embedding human factors science

Embedding human factors science

KATE WOODHEAD RGN DMS discusses the move towards integrating human factors science into NHS practice.
Quality improvement for surgical teams

Quality improvement for surgical teams

The Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s two-day conference, Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) – recently provided an insight into strategies for reducing surgical site infection (SSI). LOUISE FRAMPTON reports.
Hand hygiene initiatives win accolades

Hand hygiene initiatives win accolades

Award-winning approaches to improving hand hygiene compliance are being highlighted for their contributions to national efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infection (HCAI).
Concerns raised over amputation care

Concerns raised over amputation care

A recent report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death has highlighted the need for improvement in the care provided for patients undergoing amputation.
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