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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.
Bowel cancer progress: can we go further?

Bowel cancer progress: can we go further?

While bowel cancer mortality is decreasing, Bowel Cancer UK argues that further lives could be saved by improving early screening of high risk patients, targeting research gaps and ensuring MDT involvement in decision-making for patients with advanced bowel cancer.
Transforming healthcare delivery

Transforming healthcare delivery

When Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust sought to optimise the use of critical medical equipment across three hospitals, it selected a system to automate the tracking of more than 2700 assets that are an integral part of providing high-quality patient care.
Cyber security risks in medical equipment

Cyber security risks in medical equipment

The WannaCry ransomware attack caused chaos for those attempting to assess the vulnerability of medical equipment. Paul A Blackett, medical engineering operations manager and M.Wilkinson, medical engineering projects and planning officer at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, provide insight into a classification system that has been developed to aid practical assessments.
Setting the standards for sterilisation

Setting the standards for sterilisation

The Central Sterilising Club’s Annual Scientific Meeting takes place on16to17 April 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff. With topics ranging from endoscope decontamination, staff training and transportation requirements, to washing optimisation, medical device equipment processing and tracking systems, the event provides expert advice on a broad range of infection prevention & control issues.
Prevention is better than cure

Prevention is better than cure

The healthcare profession is filled with lone workers facing risks and hazards aplenty on a daily basis. Mathew Colley, sales & marketing manager at lone worker protection specialist LoneAlert asks: while our health workers are looking after us, who is looking out for their safety?

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