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How surgical drapes help to reduce SSI risk

How surgical drapes help to reduce SSI risk

Surgical site infections cost the NHS around £758 million every year and contribute to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. Suzanne Callander finds out how the use of incise drapes can help reduce the risk of infection.
The impact of robotics on neurosurgery

The impact of robotics on neurosurgery

Stuart Campbell, clinical sales development manager of the neurological products division, at Renishaw, discusses key trends in the use of robotics in neurosurgery.
Delivering integrated and sustainable services

Delivering integrated and sustainable services

The Clinical Services Journal looks at the challenges and priorities which must be addressed to achieve more integrated, effective and sustainable care, as outlined by the NHS Confederation.
Threat of consolidation ‘not the answer’

Threat of consolidation ‘not the answer’

Pathology services will become strategically more, not less, important as we move into a world of preventive medicine. Paul Lindsell, from MindMetre Research, argues against the case for consolidation and calls for increased investment.
Social care funding gap puts pressure on A&E

Social care funding gap puts pressure on A&E

Adult social care is reported to be facing a £1.9 billion funding gap in 2017. A number of organisations have highlighted an urgent need for increased funding in order to relieve the pressure on health services.
Speeding innovation adoption in the NHS

Speeding innovation adoption in the NHS

The Accelerated Access Review final report, commissioned by the Government, has outlined a number of key recommendations to improve the adoption of innovation in the NHS.
Warnings over increasing pressures on the NHS

Warnings over increasing pressures on the NHS

As the NHS faces unprecedented pressures, concerns have been raised that hospital-acquired infections will rise and patient safety will be compromised.
Warming can improve patient outcomes

Warming can improve patient outcomes

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS provides an insight into the latest evidence and guidance on patient warming to improve outcomes following surgery.
Scalp cooling for cancer patients

Scalp cooling for cancer patients

Scalp cooling is changing the face of cancer, by helping thousands of people keep their hair while undergoing treatment for chemotherapy.
3D printing innovation in medical implants

3D printing innovation in medical implants

Ed Littlewood, from Renishaw’s medical and dental products division, discusses medical applications of 3D printing and the potential of the technology to improve procedures and aid patient recovery.
Understanding patient consent processes

Understanding patient consent processes

A legal ruling has highlighted the importance of ensuring patients are given sufficient information to make informed decisions about their treatment options.
Improving learning from patient deaths

Improving learning from patient deaths

An investigation by the Care Quality Commission has found widespread failure to properly investigate and learn from patient deaths, resulting in lost opportunities to improve care.
New insights into digestive health

New insights into digestive health

UEG Week provided an insight into the latest research in gastroenterology, including somesurprising findings concerning the impact of wheat protein on inflammation beyond the gut, as well as its contribution to the development of bowel-related inflammatory conditions.
Financing investment in medical technology

Financing investment in medical technology

Keeping pace with technological advancements requires considerable capital expenditure. It is becoming essential for hospitals to seek new and sustainable ways of investing in new technology. Chris Wilkinson reports.
Dementia research in the spotlight

Dementia research in the spotlight

‘What is good for the heart is also good for the brain’, according to experts on dementia, yet more than a quarter of the British public are unable to correctly identify any potentially modifiable risk factor for developing dementia.
Hidden threat in operating theatres

Hidden threat in operating theatres

The Clinical Services Journal speaks to Single Use Surgical – a company that was established as a response to UK hospitals’ concerns over cleaning practices – to find out why they champion single-use alternatives to reusable instruments.
Tackling the threat of tuberculosis

Tackling the threat of tuberculosis

The WHO is calling for increased efforts and investment to end one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. But have we become complacent about the threat posed by TB and should we be more prepared to tackle the risk of outbreaks in UK hospitals?
Antibiotics: the good news and the bad

Antibiotics: the good news and the bad

Although there have been serious warnings that the last line of antibiotics is failing, there are also encouraging signs that antibiotic stewardship is improving and positive changes are being made in prescribing practices.
Medical devices under threat from hackers

Medical devices under threat from hackers

Patient information is now worth more than credit card data on the dark web and hackers are increasingly using medical devices to infiltrate hospital networks.
Global guidelines on the prevention of SSI

Global guidelines on the prevention of SSI

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS provides an insight into the World Health Organization’s latest guidance on preventing surgical site infection.

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