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Robot assisted surgery: call for national strategy

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has launched a white paper: Robotic Assisted Surgery and New Models of Surgical Care, which sets out the case for a national multi-stakeholder strategy for Robotic Assisted Surgery to support its uptake across the NHS. In this article for CSJ, the chair and vice chair of ABHI’s Robotic Assisted Surgery Group, Nick Margree and Chris Gray, explain the thinking behind the paper.

Workforce challenges: impact on patient safety

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS offers an insight into the current staffing crisis and its implications for patient safety. She voices concerns around the challenges for NHS recovery, in the absence of a long-term strategy for workforce development.

COVER STORY: Supporting the whole decontamination cycle

Getinge has invested significantly in developing a dedicated team to support decontamination departments with consumables – ensuring uninterrupted uptime of sterile services, optimal efficiency and cost management, patient safety, as well as sustainability.

Learning from COVID-19 and AMR

For the first time, the Infection Prevention and Control Conference will take place over two days, focusing on the latest infection prevention and control best practice – including elements for community and mental health, as well as acute nursing. CSJ provides an insight into the highlights at the event.

Delivering safer surgery for children

The donation of vital equipment and paediatric operating theatres is assisting hospitals in low-income countries to provide safer surgery for children – helping to save lives, while also making a significant economic impact. Louise Frampton speaks to Kids Operating Rooms (KidsOR) – a charity that is dedicated to opening child-friendly operating rooms in low-resource settings.

Embracing digitisation for safer medication

Nick Rodger looks at how hospitals can promote safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness for critical care teams by embracing digitisation within the NHS.

Tackling the backlog: solutions and strategies

Tim Bryant discusses the challenges presented by the elective backlog and offers an insight into how technology can help hospitals manage the recovery process – through effective management of operating theatres and patient flow.

The digitally-enabled health ecosystem

Graham Kendall, director of the Digital Healthcare Council, outlines the Council’s thoughts on digital health innovators and its strategy to support NHS Trusts with their strategic digital healthcare opportunities in the wake of COVID-19.

The new health and care landscape

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the Health and Care Bill and what it will mean in terms of healthcare delivery – from integration of care systems to new ways of working.

Surgical smoke: the microbiological risks

In this expert opinion statement, Professor Richard James, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, University of Nottingham Medical School, considers the microbiological risks presented by inhalation and direct skin contact with surgical smoke

COVER STORY: Driving high standards in decontamination

Isopharm iLearn provides staff of all levels with full details of the decontamination processes undertaken by sterile services and endoscopy departments and is helping to shape the future of ongoing CPD, and staff development in decontamination.

Future proofing diagnostic testing

A specialist NHS laboratory, hosted by Newcastle Hospitals, is helping to accelerate the development of new, cutting-edge COVID-19 tests, as well as technologies that could give an early warning of virus threats

Testing times: detecting COVID in hospitals

Efficient point-of-care testing for COVID is critical to managing admissions and infection control for hospitals, particularly during Winter peaks. Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals have implemented a solution that is capable of speeding up detection of respiratory viruses – delivering a result in just a few minutes.

Elective recovery plan unveiled

The Government has set out a blueprint to address backlogs built up during the COVID pandemic and tackle long waits for care with increased expansion in capacity for tests, checks and treatments. CSJ highlights the key pillars of the strategic plan.

Decontamination: exploring the challenges

A new event, launched by two major NHS Trusts, will provide valuable insights into decontamination and infection prevention – from protein removal, and water microbiology, to ventilation and automated room disinfection.

Boosting green innovation in the NHS

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England & NHS Improvement initiative, has awarded £1 Million to a number of pioneering innovations to support the delivery of a net zero NHS.

Calls for global investment in TB research

World TB Day, which falls on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world. While TB was surpassed by COVID-19 as the world’s deadliest infectious disease, the disease still kills around 1.5 million people annually.

The digital future of surgery

In a recent presentation at the Future Surgery show, Professor Prokar Dasgupta, professor of surgery, King’s College London, considered the ‘digital future of surgery’. He highlighted some key innovations coming to the fore – from an octopus-inspired robot with a sense of touch, to technology that enables clinicians to remotely “scrub in” to the OR.

Overcoming the NHS’ interoperability challenge

Justin Hassall, transformation director, Informed Solutions, calls for patients and clinicians to be placed at the heart of digital health services design and highlights the challenges around interoperability

Calls to tackle variation in maternity care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted continued concern about the variation in the quality and safety of England’s maternity services and a confidential enquiry into maternal deaths found that women from Black ethnic groups are four times more likely to die in pregnancy than women from White groups.

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EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

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Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

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