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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.
Addressing the issue of anti microbial resistance

Addressing the issue of anti microbial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health, requiring action across government and society. The consequences of superbugs spreading through hospitals are extremely serious, but help is at hand, says Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries-Europe.
Tracking devices and improving efficiency

Tracking devices and improving efficiency

Clinical and medical engineering teams face a daily battle to locate equipment. A white paper from Harland Simon explains the benefits of using RFID technology to track and manage medical devices.
Expanding staff numbers for the future of care

Expanding staff numbers for the future of care

Kate Woodhead considers how staffing issues within the NHS can be addressed.
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.

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