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Decontamination: Collaboration is key

Decontamination: Collaboration is key

The Theatres & Decontamination Conference, taking place on 6 March 2019, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, will focus on ‘collaboration’ and bringing together theatre and decontamination services in hospitals. Organised by The National Performance Advisory Group (NPAG), The Clinical ServicesJournal takes a look at what visitors can expect at this year’s event.
Digitisation: Key to a successful NHS

Digitisation: Key to a successful NHS

The digitisation of downstream administrative processes such as medical education is key to delivering a sustainable NHS. In particular, new rules from Health Education England regarding medical education funding means there is now a heavy onus on PGME departments to maintain accurate and robust records of study leave that can be securely accessed in real time.
Surgical instruments vs water quality

Surgical instruments vs water quality

Daniel Coole, ABHI Surgical Instruments Special Interest Section chair and managing director of Surgical Holdings explores the complexities of water and its impact on surgical instruments.
The tipping point for workforce planning?

The tipping point for workforce planning?

Years of reports stating how poor workforce planning is have resulted in a situation which is directly affecting the delivery of quality care across healthcare. Kate WoodheadRGB, DMS, warns that for any plan to come to fruition workforce elements need urgent attention.
Infection prevention under the spotlight

Infection prevention under the spotlight

Visitors to the 2019 Infection Prevention and Control Conference will be given the opportunity to learn about the latest research, science, innovation, and discover real-world solutions in the challenge against infection prevention. CSJ takes a look at what else delegates can expect.
Putting patient safety first in perioperative practice

Putting patient safety first in perioperative practice

As a membership organisation and registered charity, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) works to encourage the exchange of professional information between members and co-operation with other professional bodies. Here,CEO Dawn Stott, shares her vision on enhancing the quality of care and patient safety in the NHS, and the independent sector throughout the UK
The NHS Long Term Plan: Can it deliver?

The NHS Long Term Plan: Can it deliver?

The Clinical Services Journal examines the long awaited NHS Long Term Plan and asks industry experts what they believe its impact will have on the NHS.
At the forefront of healthcare advancements

At the forefront of healthcare advancements

At the heart of healthcare in the Middle East, Arab Health has provided visitors with the latest innovations in healthcare for 44 years.
Integrated technology and smart innovation

Integrated technology and smart innovation

With the NHS facing a growing financial crisis, The Clinical Services Journal speaks to David Rolfe, CEO of Althea UK & Ireland – a company that is helping hospitals make significant cash and efficiency savings each year.
Should all scopes be sterile?

Should all scopes be sterile?

Steris Experts’ Forum, which took place on Thursday 13 September 2018, provided visitors with the opportunity to take part in a unique debate, namely,whether all endoscopes should be sterile. Following two compelling talks,delegates were then asked to cast their vote.
Showcasing the best in digital transformation

Showcasing the best in digital transformation

The international healthcare industry was,once again,spoiledforchoice at this year’s Medica, the world’s largest medical trade event whichtoo k place in Düsseldorf. With a broad range of exhibitors and conferences, the event provided insight into the latest innovations, research, and technology.
A crucial breakthrough in cancer diagnoses

A crucial breakthrough in cancer diagnoses

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology Lab aims to digitally scan 100% of its slides. The Clinical Services Journal discovers why this innovation in digital pathology is a crucial step to faster and better diagnosis of cancer.
Working to improve IV patient safety

Working to improve IV patient safety

A recent report estimates that 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS medication process in England per year. However, a new generation of ‘smart pumps’ could help hospitals to reduce the risk of IV medication errors.
Driving early disease detection

Driving early disease detection

The Clinical Services Journal examines a new collaboration between the Government and the Life Sciences Industry, which aims to save tens of thousands of lives through pioneering research to detect deadly diseases before symptoms appear.
Good leadership starts with culture change

Good leadership starts with culture change

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, speaking to health professionals at the King’s Fund, discussed his vision for better leadership in the NHS – and what the medical arena can learn from other sectors.
Examining the chemistry of the cleaning process

Examining the chemistry of the cleaning process

The 2018 Institute of Decontamination Science (IDSc) Annual Conference provided visitors with a broad range of conferences and exhibitors. Delegates at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool, were treated to a strong educational programme that focused on the science behind the cleaning process and the associated problems.
Pioneering cancer treatment is NHS first

Pioneering cancer treatment is NHS first

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has become the first NHS centre to pioneer a new generation of immunotherapy for patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer. This is the latest in a series of campaigns to tackle cancer by investing in technology, research and education.
Preventing surgical site infections

Preventing surgical site infections

The OneTogether conference was once again held in Birmingham – giving 300 delegates a fabulous opportunity to receive up to date information and inspiring presentations from a wide variety of speakers.
What would a ‘no deal’ Brexit mean?

What would a ‘no deal’ Brexit mean?

While Brexit negotiations continue,the UK remains a full and active member of the EU,with all the rights and obligations of EU membership firmly in place. But what will happen in the event of a‘no deal’ Brexit?

Cutting costs without compromising on quality

The Clinical Services Journal’s editor Chris Shaw recently visited Unisurge’s Newmarket headquarters to discover the latest expansion developments, and to find out more about the procedure pack specialist’s commitment to delivering quality items at a competitive price.

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