RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Protecting nurses from drug exposure

Protecting nurses from drug exposure

Paul Lindsell from MindMetre Research examines whether more should be done to protect oncology nurses from exposure to cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs.
Unlocking the benefits of TNO

Unlocking the benefits of TNO

Owen Pemberton from DP Medical Systems discusses trans-nasal oesophagoscopy and the impact its use could have on the NHS
Discussing the direction of care

Discussing the direction of care

Six leading healthcare professionals recently came together to debate the challenges, drivers and potential solutions to new models of care and a more integrated NHS.
Enhancing glycaemic control for diabetics

Enhancing glycaemic control for diabetics

Debbie Hicks, nurse consultant – diabetes, Enfield Health, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, provides The Clinical Services Journalwith an update on new recommendations for insulin delivery.
Tackling sepsis – the ‘not so hidden killer’

Tackling sepsis – the ‘not so hidden killer’

New data shows that the UK sees at least 260,000 cases of sepsis annually – over 100,000 more than initial projections. Dr Ron Daniels of the UK Sepsis Trust wants the Government to commit to a ‘sepsis registry’ in an effort to tackle the condition.
Using a unique number to identify patients

Using a unique number to identify patients

AXREM (Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging) wants patients to be assigned with a unique patient identification number, based on the NHS Number.
Sharing knowledge and ideas

Sharing knowledge and ideas

Delegates attending this year’s Theatres & Decontamination Conference heard about a focus on driving improvements in patient safety and efficiency.
St Helens makes major patient safety advances

St Helens makes major patient safety advances

Care quality and patient safety benefits are being realised after the introduction of an electronic early warning system at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Assessing and healing wounds

Assessing and healing wounds

John Timmons, head of clinical services at Activa Healthcare, discusses approaches to the management of chronic wounds and highlights the importance of effective wound bed preparation.
Rapid installation leads to improved workflow

Rapid installation leads to improved workflow

This case study examines the changes made to Warwick Hospital’s Endoscopy and Decontamination Department and how they’ve helped the Trust cope with increasing demands on the service.
Delivering quality orthopaedic care

Delivering quality orthopaedic care

Fortius Group, the UK’s leading private orthopaedic and sports injury group, has opened a new state-of-the-art day surgery centre in central London. The Clinical Services Journal editor Alec Peachey was invited to take a look around.
How financial pressures are affecting the NHS

How financial pressures are affecting the NHS

The financial pressures facing the NHS are continuing to affect patient care, according to a new report by The King’s Fund. Editor Alec Peachey attended the launch of ‘Understanding NHS financial pressures’ and reports on its key findings.
Looking into the future: Next steps reviewed

Looking into the future: Next steps reviewed

Technical editor Kate Woodhead takes an in-depth look at the report ‘Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ and what it means for the sector.
Improvement measures in nutritional care

Improvement measures in nutritional care

Malnutrition remains a major healthcare problem affecting a significant number of patients admitted to UK hospitals and care homes. Dr Ailsa Brotherton, chair of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) Quality and Safety Committee, provides an insight into best practice measures in nutritional care.
Calls to tackle variation in glycaemic control

Calls to tackle variation in glycaemic control

A study involving intensivists from 90 ICUs in northwest Europe has confirmed significant variability in glycaemic control practice. The Clinical Services Journal reports.
Creating a new‘normal’ for emergency care

Creating a new‘normal’ for emergency care

Professor Bob Jarman, a consultant in emergency medicine, discusses how to develop a culture where ultrasound becomes the de factostandard in emergency care – providing an insight into the benefits and the barriers that need to be overcome.
Highlighting healthcare

Highlighting healthcare

The EBME seminar is an independent educational event bringing together healthcare professionals that are responsible for the management of medical equipment. EBME chairman Dr John Sandham, CEng, FIHEEM, MIET, discusses what to expect.
Bridging the mental and physical health gap

Bridging the mental and physical health gap

According to the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, the failure to integrate physical and mental healthcare by hospitals means patients with mental health issues get poor care.
Synthetic mesh risks in pelvic prolapse surgery

Synthetic mesh risks in pelvic prolapse surgery

CSJ speaks to UK-based Mediplus, a specialist in pelvic floor treatments, about incontinence in women, the associated risks with surgical mesh and how they can be eliminated by using non-surgical treatments.
Gram negative infections: tough targets ahead

Gram negative infections: tough targets ahead

High on the agenda at the Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control conference was the need to tackle gram negative infections and the rising threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Louise Frampton reports.

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