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MS patient given new lease of life thanks to innovative urology clinic

MS patient given new lease of life thanks to innovative urology clinic

A multiple sclerosis sufferer who could not face going out because of debilitating bladder and bowel problems caused by her condition says she’s been given a new lease of life thanks to an innovative clinic run by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Concerns raised over probe decontamination

Concerns raised over probe decontamination

Following the death of a patient from hepatitis B, in which an ultrasound probe was implicated, the need for improvements in decontamination practices has been high on the agenda. However, some hospitals continue to use inadequate decontamination procedures and gaps in knowledge remain in how to treat these devices to prevent patient harm. Automated systems could help standardise the process and improve traceability.

Call  for action on workforce planning

Call for action on workforce planning

Despite the Government’s announcement that training posts will be increased, a number of reports claim thatworkforce planning has been ‘neglected’ and are calling for action to ensure safe staffing levels.

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