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Highlighting healthcare engineering

Highlighting healthcare engineering

EBME chairman, Dr John Sandham, discusses what to expect at this year’s EBME Seminar and Exhibition. The seminar is an independent educational event bringing together healthcare professionals who are responsible for the management of medical equipment.
Aiming to reduce emergency admissions

Aiming to reduce emergency admissions

Emergency admissions cost the NHS £13.7billion in 2015-16 and pose a serious challenge to both the service and financial position of the NHS. A new report by the National Audit Office(NAO) reveals that the task of managing these admissions urgently needs addressing.
“No end in sight”for radiologist staffing crisis?

“No end in sight”for radiologist staffing crisis?

The shortage of radiologist staff has long been a major concern for UK Trusts. Despite the latest workforce report underlining that there seems to be “no end in sight” for the imaging doctors staffing crisis, are things as bad as they seem?
Scaling up innovation: delivering better care

Scaling up innovation: delivering better care

Proven innovations have taken too much time to be adopted by the NHS in the past,but some key initiatives aim to tackle this issue with the aim of improving patient outcomes.
Moving towards universal health coverage

Moving towards universal health coverage

Kate Woodhead RGN,DMS unwraps ath ree yearglobal campaign whichhas been developedinabid to highlight thecritical work of nursing.
Apprenticeships: A step in the right direction

Apprenticeships: A step in the right direction

With a career spent running training in the medical device industry, Steve Dickson, training academy manager at Avensys UK Training, believes apprenticeships should be made more accessible and widely used to help address healthcare recruitment issues and skills shortages.
Evolution, not revolution –a different approach

Evolution, not revolution –a different approach

Is there need for a different approach to digital transformation? Chris Barker, CEO, Spirit Healthcare, argues that the best healthcare gains will come from CCGs exploring more localised initiatives that take into account fluctuating local contexts and dynamics. So can incremental innovation really drive sustainable healthcare gains?
VR in the healthcare design process

VR in the healthcare design process

The arrival of Virtual Reality (VR) as a collaborative vehicle allows clients to be involved and invested throughout the design and planning process. Scott O’Malley, marketing manager at Medstor, illustrates how VR can work within a wide variety of healthcare scenarios.
Taking control of beds and mattresses

Taking control of beds and mattresses

Medstromis supporting Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust with the management of beds and mattresses, which has led to significant improvements in patient safety and experience.
Using technology to tackle waiting times

Using technology to tackle waiting times

A novel project has been developed to test thousands of management strategies in seconds. Mark O’Donnell from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Andy Moore from Frazer-Nash Consultancy describe how technology could help managers to make the best decisions without putting patients at risk of harm.
A future without Alzheimer’s?

A future without Alzheimer’s?

With an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and an expected increase to 1 million by the year 2025, there has never been a more important time for clinical studies into this devastating disease. The Clinical Services Journal asks consultant neuroradiologist Dr Emer MacSweeneyhow her team in Harley Street Medical Area are paving the way for a future without the disease.
Point-of-care testing in winter flu outbreaks

Point-of-care testing in winter flu outbreaks

Last year, the Royal Devon and Exeter (RDE) NHS Foundation Trust ran a pilot scheme showing how adopting highly accurate, laboratory quality testing on admission can help to control the spread of influenza and mitigate the effect this can have on patient flow and bed management.
Operating Theatres and Decontamination

Operating Theatres and Decontamination

On Wednesday 14 March 2018 delegates will head to the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire for the Theatres and Decontamination Conference 2018, with an event programme built around subjects suggested by healthcare personnel.
Antimicrobial resistance: Are we making progress?

Antimicrobial resistance: Are we making progress?

As the UK’s Five-year Strategy comes to an end this year, the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance continues to dominate the headlines. However, are we making progress? Which pathogens are proving to be problematic and how should we be moving forward to tackle the threat of AMR in the future?
Joint replacement surgery’s new reality?

Joint replacement surgery’s new reality?

Length of stay in acute care hospitals is under increasing pressure to reduce costs per patient stay, as well as releasing bed capacity. Technical editor, Kate Woodhead RGN, DMS, examines the importance of a continual assessment process to ensure that there is no compromise to the patients’ recovery.
Is the medical profession at a ‘crunch point’?

Is the medical profession at a ‘crunch point’?

The UK’s medical profession is at ‘a crunch point’ and will suffer increasing pressure over the next 20 years unless action is taken. This is the stark warning from the General Medical Council’s State of Medical Education and Practice report.
Virtual Reality: the present and the future

Virtual Reality: the present and the future

Professor Bob Stone, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, has more than 30 years’ experience of Virtual Reality (VR) with his systems and technologies being used around the world by the likes of BAE, MOD and now NHS Trusts. Chris Shaw asks Prof Stone how these systems are being integrated into healthcare environments.
Investing in quality observations

Investing in quality observations

Nursing staff at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are using specialist monitors to enhance the quality of observations, to spend more time actively interacting with patients, and to help deliver the best nursing possible. Here, the staff share their experiences direct from the wards.
Attracting innovation in child prosthetics

Attracting innovation in child prosthetics

Innovation in child prosthetics has seen great advances in recent years. Raj Purewal, business development and partnerships director at NHS innovation specialist, Trustech, discusses a new project that aims to increase progress in this field even further.
Improving outcomes for heart patients

Improving outcomes for heart patients

There has been significant investment in research in the field of cardiovascular disease. The Clinical Services Journal explores some of the latest findings to hit the headlines.

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