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Wireless technology used to monitor health

Wireless technology used to monitor health

Dr Heather Duncan, intensive care consultant and lead of the RAPID (Real-Time Adaptive and Predictive Indicator of Deterioration) project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of wireless monitoring.
The development of a diabetes service

The development of a diabetes service

Dr Caz Sayer, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group chair and Dr Lance Saker, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group vice chair, outline how local health, social care and third party partners worked together to create a diabetes integrated practice unit that is improving patient outcomes, preventing hospital admissions and reducing unnecessary system costs.
Haematology team works with patients

Haematology team works with patients

A specialised clinical trials unit of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has been working closely with patients to identify new ways of treating blood and lymphatic cancers. The Clinical Services Journal reports.
Getting to grips with gastroenterology

Getting to grips with gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) marked its 80th year with its biggest annual meeting at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in June. The Clinical Services Journal editor Alec Peachey reports.
An NHS-wide cloud for diagnostics?

An NHS-wide cloud for diagnostics?

An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation. Sectra’s UK managing director Jane Rendall and chief technology officer Fredrik Gustavsson explore.
Stroke guidelines for children

Stroke guidelines for children

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Stroke Association have issued new clinical guidance to help healthcare professionals and parents spot the signs of stroke in children.
Changing the future of radiology

Changing the future of radiology

Dr Craig Buckley, head of research and collaborations at Siemens Healthineers, discusses how MRI and artificial intelligence (AI) may change the future of radiology together.
Echotherapy treatment launched in UK

Echotherapy treatment launched in UK

For the first time in the UK, the London Endocrine Centre (LEC) in Harley Street has installed echotherapy - a non-invasive ultrasound-based treatment for two pathologies (mainly affecting women): thyroid nodules and breast fibroadenoma.
Society marks 50th anniversary

Society marks 50th anniversary

This year marked the 50th occasion of the annual meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), and their biggest congress yet.
Striving to reduce harm: learning from mistakes

Striving to reduce harm: learning from mistakes

Technical editor Kate Woodhead says NHS Trusts must continue to learn from patient safety incidents and work together to develop a standardised way of recognising, reporting and investigating when things go wrong.
Managing medical equipment and devices

Managing medical equipment and devices

The EBME seminar is an independent educational event that brings together healthcare professionals who are responsible for the management of medical equipment. This year’s event took place at the Milton Keynes Double Tree Hilton Hotel. Alec Peachey reports.
Reducing surgical instrument waste

Reducing surgical instrument waste

Mr Arthur Stephen, BSc, MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth), is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and the divisional medical director, surgery, at The Royal Derby Hospital. Here, he provides a surgeon’s perspective on the importance of reducing surgical instrument waste
The challenges of laparoscopic surgery

The challenges of laparoscopic surgery

This article examines the challenges of keyhole surgery and how the role of new technology is helping to make the procedure safer.
Antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospitals

Antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospitals

Infection control in hospitals is of paramount importance in order to reduce the potential for healthcare associated infections (an infection whose development is favoured by a healthcare environment). In this article, Tim Sandle discusses the antimicrobial properties of copper – a material that is becoming more widely used in hospitals.
Washing away MRSA bacteraemia

Washing away MRSA bacteraemia

Glynis Bennett, lead nurse infection prevention and control, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (QEHKL) NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the roll out of octenisan body wash and how it has helped drive down cases of MRSA.
MRI scans help spot persistent HIV in brain

MRI scans help spot persistent HIV in brain

A new study by Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust and University College London (UCL) has helped confirm cognitive problems in HIV patients using MRI scans.
Raising standards in the NHS

Raising standards in the NHS

In this article, Dr Barend ter Haar - chair of the BES Corporate group of companies – gives his thoughts on the Lord Carter Review and offers advice on where hospitals can make savings.
New HTM guidance for decontamination

New HTM guidance for decontamination

Richard Bancroft, registered authorising engineer (decontamination) and science & technical director for STERIS Corporation, discusses the new HTM guidance for decontamination and examines what it means for the sector.
Discovering gastroenterology

Discovering gastroenterology

Dr Jayne Eaden, senior secretary for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), previews what to expect at the organisation’s annual meeting, which is taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
Quality of care in the balance

Quality of care in the balance

Dr Aoife Molloy, policy associate at the Health Foundation, reflects on the challenges of maintaining high quality care in the current climate.

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