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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.
Reducing endoscope repair costs

Reducing endoscope repair costs

A medical engineering company, which maintains and repairs over 130,000 medical devices around the country, is calling on NHS Trusts to take a different approach to endoscope maintenance, in order to reduce the need for repairs and, ultimately, costs
Calls to expand funding for GS1

Calls to expand funding for GS1

Nicola Hall, managing director at Ingenica Solutions, calls for Government investment in placing a GS1 specialist in every Trust –instead of allocating funding for just a small number of sites.
Driving improvement in medicines management

Driving improvement in medicines management

Martin England argues that electronic reporting is vital to ensuring effective medicines management and reducing prescribing errors.
Alternative cancer treatment options

Alternative cancer treatment options

Suzanne Callander reports on two recent additions to the Medtech Innovation Briefing documents produced by NICE, both of which focus on alternative solutions as part of cancer treatment.
The changing face of colposcopy

The changing face of colposcopy

Pioneering technology has been adopted at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to improve the performance of colposcopy in diagnosing pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix.
The role of the coroner in patient safety

The role of the coroner in patient safety

Joanna Lloyd and Debbie Rookes of Bevan Brittan’s clinical risk department examine the coroner’s role in patient safety with a particular focus on hospital related inquests.
Calls to improve data on patient outcomes

Calls to improve data on patient outcomes

An insight into the case for an Office for Patient Outcomes, as proposed by the Social Market Foundation.
New apprenticeships in the healthcare sector

New apprenticeships in the healthcare sector

There is a drive to promote apprenticeships in key areas in healthcare and science – such as decontamination, pathology and nursing – with the aim of filling critical skills gaps.

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