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Proposals to protect cosmetic surgery patients

Proposals to protect cosmetic surgery patients

Patients having cosmetic surgery should be able to make informed decisions about their treatment, including being able to check if their surgeon is listed on an approved register, according to new proposals made by the Royal College of Surgeons to improve standards of care.

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New da Vinci robot to advance cancer surgery

New da Vinci robot to advance cancer surgery

The Royal Marsden has become the first hospital in England to get the newest model of the da Vinci surgical system, used in the pioneering treatment of cancer patients. The hospital’s second da Vinci surgical system (the da Vinci Xi) makes it possible for surgeons to make microscopic incisions with greater accuracy and control.
NHS funding pressures set to increase

NHS funding pressures set to increase

New research announced by independent health care charity, the Health Foundation, has predicted funding pressures on the NHS will increase to £65 billion above inflation by 2030/31. The findings show that the incoming government will have to face the ongoing challenge of sustaining high quality care while trying to balance the healthcare budget.
Learning tool to help improve survival of lymphoma

Learning tool to help improve survival of lymphoma

The Lymphoma Association has announced the launch of an online learning tool, developed with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), to increase GP understanding of lymphoma and improve survival and quality of life for lymphoma patients.
• Enhanced patient monitoring
• Non-contact infrared thermometer
• Easy to clean commode chair
• Inventory management solution contract awarded
• Electric trolleys reduce risk of injury
• Endoscope washer disinfector offers a short cycle time

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Advancing innovation in medical technology

Advancing innovation in medical technology

From Narrow Band Imaging, to 3D visualisation for endoscopic surgery, technology innovation is helping surgeons to pioneer new surgical and diagnosistic approaches.
Service integration is key for patient care

Service integration is key for patient care

Several key healthcare topics were discussed at a recent Policy Forum for London, which focused on improving health, public health and social care outcomes in London. Integration of services was a key theme running through the event. SUZANNE CALLANDER reports.
Simple solution for improved cleaning

Simple solution for improved cleaning

Environmental cleaning plays a vital role in helping to reduce the transmission of healthcare-associated (HCAIs) infections. The Clinical Services Journal looks at one solution that is helping infection prevention and control (IPC) teams to monitor whether cleaning is being performed effectively.
The future of thermometry

The future of thermometry

ROISIN MOLLOY offers an insight into the latest advances in thermometry technology, and discusses its role in enabling hospitals to accurately measure vital signs, while ensuring effective infection control, patient comfort and supporting future goals of ‘Connected Health’.
• Technology management: improving safety
• 3D printing: making rapid advances
• European project to tackle antimicrobial resistance
• EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance
• Focus on tackling the antibiotic crisis
• SSI surveillance

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Cost effective patient solutions

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Innovative solution to fluid management

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Measuring and weighing technology

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Making infection control a priority

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Making infection control a priority
Infection Control is a key focus and concern for every hospital. As a UK manufacturer, Starkstrom is committed to supporting the healthcare sector by focusing on product design and development to reduce the potential for infections when using products from its S-equiP range. These products incorporate infection-fighting innovations and ensure the operating room or critical care area remains a ‘bacteria and virus-unfriendly’ zone.

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Current Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer Study Day
Future Inn Bristol
Tuesday 31st March 2015
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Infection Prevention Society - London branches conference
Imperial College London
21st April 2015
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IPS - North West Branch Conference
Ewood Park, Blackburn
14 May 2015
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