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Solving the efficiency challenges in radiology

Mark Hitchman reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on imaging services and discusses how innovation will drive efficiencies to create a new era of healthcare resilience and a higher standard of patient care.

There is no doubt, every single department inside the hospital environment has been under intense pressure for the last 18 months. The unexpected impact of the COVID-19 tsunami on our healthcare system stretched capacity to its limits, created backlogs in surgery and diagnostic services, and cast a spotlight on efficiency pain points in every department and at every step of the patient care journey. 

Calls for renewal and recovery echo in all corridors, and change is certainly on its way powered by collaboration across the NHS, industry and academia. The response to the national emergency in imaging was robust and mainly down to the innovation and quick availability of solutions and support. While we hope that the worst of the storm has passed, the quest for healthcare now, is to address the key issues of resuming all normal services safely, catching up on backlogs and preparing for the unexpected to ensure UK health resilience and a high standard of patient care into the future.

Growing patient demand for imaging services

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

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

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

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