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AfPP Residential Conference preview

AfPP Residential Conference preview

A decade following the foundation of Bevan’s National Health Service, pioneering nurse Daisy Ayris MBE was inspired to establish an organisation specifically for advancing the safety of surgical patients. 60 years on, Daisy’s legacy is being celebrated in an inclusive educational event at the University of York open to all practitioners working in the perioperative environment
Taking full advantage of O.R. investment

Taking full advantage of O.R. investment

Lauren Greenwood, content development manager and Kees-Jan Sikma, application consultant digital O.R. at Brainlab discuss the human factor, and why operating room staff are essential to true technology integration.
Ultrasound for treating catheter-associated UTIs

Ultrasound for treating catheter-associated UTIs

Breakthrough technology of wearable low-frequency Ultrasound is having a significant impact in preventing catheter-associated urinary tract Infections (CAUTI) in patients with long term indwelling urinary catheters. Lydie Whiteley, BSc. (Hons), product manager at Ideal Medical Solutions reports.
From Olympic gold to NHS champions

From Olympic gold to NHS champions

From hearing an Olympic gold medallist to frontline stories of digital adoption in health and social care, Joined-Up Health & Care 2018 provided lessons for urgently needed change.
Patient Safety, Theatres and Endoscopy Event

Patient Safety, Theatres and Endoscopy Event

Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) launched The Theatre/Endoscopy Patient Safety Day on 14 June 2018 at Marriott Gosforth Hotel Newcastle. Technical Editor Kate Woodhead RGN, DMS, attended the event hosted by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Infection Prevention 2018

Infection Prevention 2018

From Sunday 30 September to Tuesday 2 October, the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) will host its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, at the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow. The Clinical Services Journal discovers what’s on offer.
Could the use of RFID save the day?

Could the use of RFID save the day?

The usage of RFID in Trusts is on the increase, primarily due to its flexibility. Whether used for tracking beds, instruments or people, its versatility means that potential applications are almost unlimited.
The key to a future proof NHS workforce

The key to a future proof NHS workforce

If the NHS is to futureproof its workforce and ensure all its staff are appropriately trained and developed to deliver high quality care, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) teams need to think differently and act differently. Martin Stanford and Ryan Campbell, ask how Trusts can help PGME departments drive excellence in the training and development of the NHS workforce.
Reducing the burden and stress of SSI

Reducing the burden and stress of SSI

Aiming to achieve sustained quality improvement, Amy Thompsonand Sheila Dobbs from Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, describe the staff experience of using Photo at Discharge to reduce the burden of surgical site infection(SSI).
 Bridging the skills gap in point-of-care ultrasound

Bridging the skills gap in point-of-care ultrasound

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is fast becoming an essential tool in modern medicine, yet access to adequate and appropriate training is still an issue for doctors wanting to introduce the technique into their everyday practice. Dr Sean Bennett and Dr Stephen D’Souza discuss the growing role of ultrasound education and the benefits it brings to the medical community.
Evolving technologies in decontamination

Evolving technologies in decontamination

An exploration into some of the technologies being used to preserve the disinfected state of the endoscope - and also those being employed before the disinfection, to ensure a successful and efficacious process.
The Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care

The Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care

In April 2018, Lord Darzi, former health minister and NHS chair of surgery at Imperial College, London, published an interim report,10 years after his publication High Quality Care for All. Kate Woodhead examines the report which reviews the current state of health and social care,1 a decade after the last report.
Implementing an in situ test to detect residual proteins on surgical instruments

Implementing an in situ test to detect residual proteins on surgical instruments

Robbie Cormie, Decontamination Lead at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, explains why and how his department has adopted an in situ test for detecting proteins on surgical instruments.
Embracing the digital revolution

Embracing the digital revolution

The movement towards a greater reliance upon machine learning, artificial intelligence(AI) and digital technology as diagnostic tools is one that is poised to have a significant impact on UK Trusts. The Clinical Services Journal explores the diverse ways organisations are making the most of these new technologies.
Accelerating research into clinical practice

Accelerating research into clinical practice

Dr Richard Deed, service delivery lead for Health Innovation Manchester, and technology director at NHS innovation specialist, TRUSTECH, looks into Greater Manchester’s thriving health industry and why it is uniquely placed to lead the way.
Safeguarding children via connectivity

Safeguarding children via connectivity

Accredited by NHS Digital, InterSystems has been working with NHS Trusts to enable streamlined adoption of Child Protection Information Sharing.
UK clinician helps create scalp cooling registry

UK clinician helps create scalp cooling registry

A comprehensive database will track and record patient experience of scalp cooling,inaneffort toreduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss.
How and why we need to improve continence care

How and why we need to improve continence care

Around six million people in the UK experience continence issues to some degree, making it an important factor for quality of life and a significant health issue for the NHS.
Alcohol gels: the end of an era?

Alcohol gels: the end of an era?

Dr Andrew Kemp PhD (Bio), Dr Vanessa Hodgkinson MBBS, BSc, FRCA, FFPMRCA and Miss A Bugg MSc (Microbiology) take a retrospective and prospective view of the use of alcohol gels as hand sanitisers in healthcare.
Bacteria: The second line of defence

Bacteria: The second line of defence

Hygiene and cleaning protocols will always be the first line of defence in healthcare environments. However, Addmaster’s Karl Shaw believes in an ever-changing system, it is important to look at the whole picture and identify what other cost effective options can be put in place to reduce the risk of surface contamination.

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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