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HealthTech innovation at Arab Health

Exciting innovation took centre stage at Arab Health’s UK pavilion – from live robotic surgery demonstrations to discussions with a NASA astronaut on how space technology can find its way into pioneering health applications.

Surgical smoke inhalation: staff fear infection risk

Despite extensive evidence highlighting the risks associated with surgical smoke exposure, healthcare employers are still not listening to the concerns of healthcare workers and failing to provide adequate protection. Faced with a backlog of patients, are staff under pressure to ‘just get the job done’ – even when it means putting their own health at risk? Louise Frampton reports.

The Paterson Inquiry: what can we learn?

The Paterson Inquiry investigated a healthcare scandal involving ‘17 counts of wounding patients with intent’ and highlighted many more accounts of distressing treatment at the hands of a ‘rogue surgeon’. So what can we learn from the Government’s long-awaited report and how should we identify and challenge misconduct in the future?

Patient satisfaction in the era of COVID-19

With a backlog of elective surgery, long waits in A&E, as well as in ambulances, and difficulties in obtaining GP appointments, how has the pandemic impacted confidence and satisfaction in the NHS? CSJ looks at some of the latest patient surveys.

Tackling the backlog of unmet healthcare needs

It has been suggested that it may take the NHS up to a decade to clear treatment backlogs with concerted action. But what exactly are the strategies being put in place? Kate Woodhead discusses the role of innovation and new technology in tackling the backlog, including the implementation of ‘surgical hubs’.

Transforming the patient pathway

Mr Srinivas Chintapatla provides an insight into how the York Abdominal Wall Unit (YAWU) has put the patient at the centre of decision making, transformed the care pathway, and improved outcomes.

COVER STORY: State-of-the-art theatre

Integrated operating theatre technology from Bender UK is shaping the future of surgical facilities

‘Grow your own’ biomedical engineers

A new biomedical training facility at the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology, in Dudley, aims to tackle key STEM skills gaps and help futureproof the biomedical engineering sector

Tackling investment challenges ahead

Penny Pinnock discusses the current financial challenges that healthcare providers are facing and the key strategies that could support investment in the technologies required to help the NHS recover in the wake of the pandemic.

Radiology, AI and the hospital of the future

Dr. Catherine Jones explores how AI technology can support clinicians and radiologists and improve patient outcomes, the current barriers to adoption, and why she hopes the technology will become a staple in the hospitals of the future.

Understanding adherence and providing support

Anton Emmanuel, from the Bowel Interest Group, provides practical steps for improving patient adherence to prescribed treatment and highlights the impact of training and tailored support.

Shared care: how can we make it safer?

A recent investigation has highlighted areas for improvement, to ensure the safety of patients undergoing surgery, when NHS and independent hospitals share patient care.

MedTech key to NHS recovery

The achievements of medical technology in the past twenty years strengthens the case for making it one of the biggest solutions to the NHS’s post pandemic recovery, argues Barbara Harpham in the new Medical Technology Group manifesto.

Unconscious bias in major trauma recovery

Trevor Sterling, chair of the Major Trauma Group, discusses health outcome inequalities and the role of unconscious bias in major trauma recovery

Healthcare must tackle unwarranted variation

Experts recently joined the Connect Health Change Webinar panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of unwarranted variation in tackling waiting lists.

Calls for strategy to tackle CVD deaths

The report aims to identify policy levers and drivers that are needed to improve CVD care in the UK.

Innovation in point of care sepsis diagnostics

Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. Against a background of ongoing diagnostic research, Charlotte Duncan provides an overview and introduces the latest in point-of-care technology.

Green surgery: reducing the OR carbon footprint

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and The Royal College of Surgeons of England recently hosted a conference to highlight the first-ever ‘Green Surgery Challenge’.

Discrimination and exclusion in the NHS

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS warns that inequality is standing in the way of the health service’s ability to recruit and retain staff. She calls for cultural change and financial investment to drive improvement.

Decontamination strategies in ICU

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of robust IP&C strategies for ICUs.

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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
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15th - 16th November 2022

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