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Key regulations: Disinfection by the rules

Key regulations: Disinfection by the rules

When examining the regulations and directives governing the manufacture and sale of disinfectants and cleaners, Clare Clark - BSc (Hons)Microbiology, ACIST, MRB, technical support manager, schülke UK, explains why it is necessary to consider what constitutes a medical device (MD), and why this is significant.
Joining the dots to improve care

Joining the dots to improve care

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, which employs more than 5600 staff and has a 570-bed capacity, has been using electronic patient records since 2015. Having built on these firm foundations, the Global Digital Exemplar ‘Fast Follower’ Trust is starting to realise the multiple clinical and efficiency benefits that come with digital transformation.
Making the case for clinical system validation

Making the case for clinical system validation

Amongst the pressures of delivering digital transformation at scale, clinical teams need more support and investment to ensure IT systems are safe to use and fit-for-purpose, says Stephen Seagreen-Bell, managing director of Transforming Healthcare Consultancy.
The new heart of connected monitoring

The new heart of connected monitoring

When Royal Papworth Hospital opened a new, state-of-the-art hospital, it required a flexible patient monitoring solution capable of ensuring the highest levels of patient safety. Working collaboratively with Mindray, the prestigious hospital developed a bespoke, connected solution that ensures seamless monitoring throughout the entire patient journey.
The best theatre size for different surgeries

The best theatre size for different surgeries

In this article, Hiroshi Yasuhara MD, OR medical director at The Surgical Center at the University of Tokyo Hospital, presents what he dubs ‘a universal model for estimating the appropriate size for new operating theatres’.
Primary care and the Long Term Plan

Primary care and the Long Term Plan

Associate professor Philip Evans from the National Institute for Health Research (NHR) discusses NHS England’s five year framework for the GP services contract1 in support of the NHS Long Term Plan - with the aim of expanding GP services through billions of pounds of extra investment.
Bringing together professionals

Bringing together professionals

The Infection Prevention Society plays host to the 12th annual Infection Prevention 2019 conference at the ACC in Liverpool. The educational event provides insight for all those working in infection prevention and control environments.
The increase in clinical research participation

The increase in clinical research participation

Clinical research in England is growing at a record pace - with the number of participants involved in clinical trials the highest since records began, and record numbers of studies open for recruitment over the last financial year.
Interim workforces: The challenges

Interim workforces: The challenges

In January 2019 the NHS Long Term Plan was published with some aspirational ideas about how healthcare needs to evolve over the next 10 years to deliver the needs of the population. Kate Woodhead RGN DMS believes a key unanswered element of the plan was, “Where are the people coming from to deliver this grand scheme for the future?”
Shortening the 17-year gap

Shortening the 17-year gap

This year, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) celebrated its 20th anniversary. Dr Anne Blackwood, CEO at Health Enterprise East explains how collaboration can help health and care systems adopt new medical technologies faster.
Secondary care leads the way for safety

Secondary care leads the way for safety

If IT changes that have a potential clinical effect are being implemented within the NHS, then clinical safety is important. Dr Ian Jackson, medical director and clinical safety officer at Refero, believes the CSO role in a primary care setting is no longer optional -but necessary.
Hand hygiene: More than skin-deep

Hand hygiene: More than skin-deep

Each year on 5 May,the World Health Organization’s World Hand Hygiene Day takes place. The Clinical Services Journal finds out how this year’s global campaign has continued the effort to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
A systematic approach to hygiene in healthcare

A systematic approach to hygiene in healthcare

Gina Sloan PhD, director of innovations at Microban International, discusses hygiene considerations for healthcare environments, and how the inclusion of antimicrobial surfaces can enhance existing protocols and hygiene practices.
Connected NEWS2 e-vital signs save lives

Connected NEWS2 e-vital signs save lives

One of the UK’s first fully integrated digital National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) e-vital signs installations has been successfully rolled out, using Mindray’s technology, helping speedupdetection of patient deterioration in the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - ultimately saving lives.
Endoscope reprocessing: Why cleaning is vital

Endoscope reprocessing: Why cleaning is vital

Within the healthcare system, an ever increasing number of minimally invasive techniques are now possible. Wolfgang Merkens, Schülke & Mayr GmbH warns that without effective and thorough cleaning, it is not possible to adequately disinfect the endoscope, as disinfection cannot remove gross contamination.
Masterclasses in gastroenterology

Masterclasses in gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Annual Meeting takes place at Glasgow SEC from 17-20 June 2019 and draws delegates from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists,radiologists,and nurses. The Clinical Services Journal explores what’s on offer at this year’s conference and exhibition.
Putting the spotlight on sepsis

Putting the spotlight on sepsis

The latest research, science and innovations in the challenge of managing sepsis will be on offer to visitors to the Sepsis+ 2019 conference. The Clinical Services Journal takes a look at what is on offer for delegates.
Medical compression garments: The benefits

Medical compression garments: The benefits

The Clinical Services Journal speaks to Alexander Johnston, general manager at John Bell& Croyden, the world’s only luxury pharmacy, about the benefits of compression garments, and how they are helping millions of people around the world each day.
Getting the balance  with healthcare plastics

Getting the balance with healthcare plastics

The NHS disposes of 133,000 tonnes of plastic each year, yet very little is recycled. While this material has revolutionised healthcare and continues to offer many clinical benefits, there is also a great deal that can be done to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
Health for all: The ICN challenges us

Health for all: The ICN challenges us

Everyyear on May 12 International Nurses Day celebrates Florence Nightingale’s birth. Kate Woodhead RGN DMS examines how the global celebration, led by the InternationalCouncil of Nurses (ICN), promotes nursing and their rolein healthcare throughout the world.

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