RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Unblocking the beds – more than just wait times

Neil Griffiths, managing director at TeleTracking UK asks how can a modern health service justify the continued reliance on teams of nurses roaming wards in the hunt for an empty bed?

Spreading innovation and improving health

Dr Neville Young, director of enterprise and innovation at Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), explains why innovation is vital to the future of the NHS, how the AHSN Network is working with NHS organisations and industry innovators to develop and spread new solutions, and how being at Medica 2019 with the ABHI will help drive these objectives forwards.

EMR providers and the Long Term Plan

Hicom’s product manager, Jon Elburn, outlines how Electronic Medical Records providers are working together to help the NHS achieve its Long Term Plan.

Reading the NEWS2 on sepsis management

The UK Sepsis Trust has been running a campaign for several years to encourage first responders and other healthcare staff to ‘Think Sepsis’ when they are assessing a patient initially. Technical editor, Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses how effective the campaign has been in England and the current level of awareness.

Putting the spotlight on preventative healthcare

Withmore than150 years of combined experience in delivering high-quality healthcare, Mayo Clinic and Oxford University Clinic are joining forces to open a new preventative healthcare facility in London’s renowned Harley Street Medical Area.

Tradeshows – are they worth the investment?

Healthcare exhibition season is here again – Healthcare Estates in Manchester, Medica in Düsseldorf and in early 2020, Arab Health in Dubai - as well as a myriad of other trade fairs, trade shows and conferences. Allison Seabourneof Medstor considers whether, in an age where so much in the healthcare world is preceded by the word ‘virtual’ or ‘digital’, there is still a role for the human interaction offered by these events, and asks the question, in 2019, are trade shows still relevant?

Regulatory frameworks: A balancing act?

Dr Andrew Kemp JP PhD, reader in biology, head of Scientific Advisory Group BICSc, asks if current medical device and biocides regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose, or are they impeding progress?

Protecting key areas against HCAIs

An increased emphasis to protect patients from healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) means that healthcare specifiers are demanding the best protection against bacteria. Phil Barsby, business development manager at Intastop, explains how key areas can be easily protected, and how long lasting benefits can be achieved.

IPS Conference 2019: What to expect

This year, the Infection Prevention Society Annual Conference celebrates 60 years of infection control nursing. The Clinical Services Journal explores what’s taking place at the ACC, Liverpool from 22 – 24 September 2019.

Preventing infection with cleaning and hygiene

Cleaning and hygiene continue to play a central role in the fight against healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Although effective cleaning and disinfection can decrease environmental pathogens, reducing the risk of infections, Tinaz Ranina, product manager, infection prevention & personal care at Diversey UK & Ireland, warns that, due to the complexity of hospital environments, this can often result in cleaning that is inadequate.

Understanding decontamination

Infection prevention specialist, Nanosonics, recently held an ultrasound probe decontamination event, in which independent speakers presented delegates with talks relating to the latest decontamination developments in an ultrasound environment.

A focus on training and advancement

On Tuesday 24 September 2019, NPAG - part of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust – will host the 2019 Clinical Engineering Conference at Wolverhampton Racecourse. The Clinical Services Journal provides a glimpse of what’s on offer to delegates.

Delivering world class operating theatres

Operating theatres are the beating heart of hospitals and are increasingly at the heart of the products and services provided by Bender UK.

Minds that learn – hearts that care

Between 8 – 11 August 2019, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) held its annual conference and exhibition at the University of York Campus. Delegates were treated to an astonishing array of talks that highlighted health and wellbeing across UK Trusts

A component we cannot do without

Jonathan Evans, communications manager at the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) explains why he believes life today is unimaginable without HealthTech.

Tackling the growing challenges of sepsis

The Sepsis+ 2019 conference afforded delegates the chance to hear from leading experts in the field of sepsis. Taking place on 11 June 2019 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, visitors learned about the latest research, science and innovations, and discovered real world solutions in the challenge of managing deteriorating conditions.

The mechanics of cleaning instruments

Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski, founder and managing director at Aseptium, provides a crash course in the mechanics of cleaning complex surgical instruments.

BSG Annual Conference 2019

For the first time since 2013, the BSG Annual Scientific Conference returned to Glasgow, a city with strong links to the practice of medicine. The Clinical Services Journal visited the SEC to discover some of the highlights.

Temporary SSD unit achieves the ‘impossible’

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has been able to under take a full sterile services refurbishment project without disrupting services.

Continuing action for imperatives in care

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS examines NHS Improvement’s strategy for England. The challenges and new frameworks could save 1000 lives and £100 million annually from 2023/24.