RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Endoscopy debate: Cartel or compliance?

The Central Sterilising Club’s Annual Scientific Meeting provided delegates with a unique opportunity to view a discussion on endoscopy decontamination – and whether there is a ‘chemistry cartel’. The Clinical Services Journal now offers you the opportunity to read both sides of the argument and to take part in this debate.
To BI or not to BI? That is the question…

To BI or not to BI? That is the question…

There are a number of ways to monitor the sterilisation process to ensure that it is successful. The two principal methods used are biological and parametric monitoring. Richard Bancroft, science & technical director at STERIS Corporation explores the pros and cons of each method.
Changing the medication culture

Changing the medication culture

Dipak Duggal, MRPharms, MBA, director global solutions & marketing at BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Dispensing Hospital International, shares his unique insights into solutions to reduce medication errors.
Water purification: A new beginning

Water purification: A new beginning

The water quality demanded by the HTM standards is ever more demanding and staff at Southampton General Hospital decided it was time to replace their aging water treatment systems. Bradley Unwin, MIDSc EngTech, business development manager at water treatment specialist Lubron Water, explains how this was achieved.
A question of connectivity

A question of connectivity

On 26 April, medical equipment healthcare professionals assembled at the Milton Keynes DoubleTree Hilton Hotel for the ninth EBME Innovations Seminar. A lively series of talks highlighted the importance of sensible healthcare technology management by using technology to improve patient outcomes.
Medication errors: reducing the harm

Medication errors: reducing the harm

Kate Woodhead RGN, DMS and CSJ editor Chris Shaw explore why extra vigilance is required to ensure Trusts are not making simple medication errors.
Regulations and the role of the MHRA

Regulations and the role of the MHRA

Rebecca Flint, Devices patient safety manager at The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, provides an overview of the medical device directives and regulations, as well as insight into the role of MHRA.
Making an impact on the world of autism

Making an impact on the world of autism

Raj Purewal, business development and partnerships director at NHS innovation specialist, Trustech, shares his insight into how three clinical psychologists – turned entrepreneurs –are making an impact on the world of autism.
Nanotech vs antibiotic resistance

Nanotech vs antibiotic resistance

A new ‘nanotech’ could provide a unique solution to the global antimicrobial resistance crisis. The Clinical Services Journal speaks to AGA Nanotech, to find outmore.
Endoscopy: Mobile healthcare units in action

Endoscopy: Mobile healthcare units in action

Steven Peak, delivery and development director and Steve Clayton, clinical contracts manager and authorised person (D) at Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, discuss delivering endoscopy services to meet the demands of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
Sepsis: A quality improvement methodology

Sepsis: A quality improvement methodology

At this year’s Sepsis Unplugged conference Rhiannon Follett, quality improvement manager, quality and safety team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, discussed a specialist programme designed to address the treatment of sepsis in children.
Driving improvement in CHD care

Driving improvement in CHD care

NHS England is implementing stringent standards in a bid to ensure patients with congenital heart disease receive the best possible care. What impact will this have on specialist care for children with heart disease?
Taking control of asthma  in the patient’s home

Taking control of asthma in the patient’s home

A new diagnostic FeNO breath test, which is the subject of new NICE guidelines, could support diagnosis and monitoring of asthma from the comfort of a patient’s home.
Spotlight on gastroenterology

Spotlight on gastroenterology

The BSG Annual meeting 2018 will take place at the Liverpool ACC from 5-8 June 2018. Building on the successes of previous years, the event will showcase the best of British gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy, with hundreds of abstracts being presented orally or as posters. With 49 different symposia, the meeting will cover all aspects of GI and liver care.
Improving patient safety through patient warming

Improving patient safety through patient warming

A growing body of evidence is adding to our understanding of patient warming and the important contribution this has for patients undergoing surgery. It is widely recognised that best practice is not being implemented with any consistency. However, the availability of a new checklist could help ensure improved compliance.
Applying the principles of Lean Management

Applying the principles of Lean Management

Lean Management (Lean) is an approach that aims to create value, improve productivity and minimise waste within an organisation. Leyton Stevens, chief executive officer of BES Rehab, explains the principles and the benefits of Lean and how they may be applied within the NHS.
Translational research: From bench to bedside

Translational research: From bench to bedside

Vice president of Stantec’s UK practice, David Martin, discusses the role of architectural best practice in supporting translational research, to ensure innovations in the laboratory are rapidly transposed into successful improvements in patient outcomes.
Access to healthcare is a human right

Access to healthcare is a human right

Universal health coverage is about ensuring people have access to quality affordable healthcare. Kate Woodhead RGN, DMS examines why this is not just a requirement, but the foundation for individuals to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Optimising hospital patient flow

Optimising hospital patient flow

Achieving optimum patient flow is at the very top of the healthcare agenda – it i s a barometer for the health of the NHS itself. James Ferris, account manager for Aptean Medworxx, walks through the advantages of adopting a software-based system to deliver the evidence-based benefits prescribed by NHS Clinical Utilisation Review (CUR) policy.
Magnetic system supports early cancer treatment

Magnetic system supports early cancer treatment

What is claimed to be the world’s first magnetic surgical guidance system issupporting the early treatment of breast cancer. The Clinical Services Journal speaks to Endomag, to find out more.

Upcoming Events

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2019

The Brewery London
27th February 2019

Theatres and Decontamination Conference 2019 (NPAG)

Ricoh Arena
6th March

CSC Annual Scientific Meeting

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club
1st and 2nd April

ebme 2019

Arena MK, Milton Keynes
3rd and 4th April 2019

BSA Annual Conference 2019: Translating Research into Practice

Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Wednesday 5th June

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