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MRI scans help spot persistent HIV in brain

MRI scans help spot persistent HIV in brain

A new study by Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust and University College London (UCL) has helped confirm cognitive problems in HIV patients using MRI scans.
Raising standards in the NHS

Raising standards in the NHS

In this article, Dr Barend ter Haar - chair of the BES Corporate group of companies – gives his thoughts on the Lord Carter Review and offers advice on where hospitals can make savings.
New HTM guidance for decontamination

New HTM guidance for decontamination

Richard Bancroft, registered authorising engineer (decontamination) and science & technical director for STERIS Corporation, discusses the new HTM guidance for decontamination and examines what it means for the sector.
Discovering gastroenterology

Discovering gastroenterology

Dr Jayne Eaden, senior secretary for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), previews what to expect at the organisation’s annual meeting, which is taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
Quality of care in the balance

Quality of care in the balance

Dr Aoife Molloy, policy associate at the Health Foundation, reflects on the challenges of maintaining high quality care in the current climate.
Tightening digital defences in NHS Trusts

Tightening digital defences in NHS Trusts

In the wake of a major cyber-attack on the NHS, this in-depth article sees two specialists take a look at the rising threat posed to Trusts’ cyber security, and offers advice on protection against future attacks.
Setting the bar for improvement in the NHS

Setting the bar for improvement in the NHS

The Clinical Services Journal technical editor Kate Woodhead RGN DMS examines the progress being made by the NHS in a number of areas.
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.

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