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Recommendations issued to improve patient safety in acute medical units

Digital healthcare and an increase in senior staff availability are just some of the recommendations made by experts following a ten-year patient safety analysis...
The risks and prevention of choking in children

The risks and prevention of choking in children

Ian Evans of the Child Accident Prevention Trust highlights common choking hazards for infants and young children. Choking is one of the leading causes of...
UK prescription cannabis recalled for containing toxic mould

UK prescription cannabis recalled that ‘may be contaminated with mould’

UK prescription cannabis supplier NOIDECS has recalled two batches of product and has advised patients not to use their prescription medicine after reports of...
Patient’s Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

Patients’ Rights Day: recommendations towards a European Health Union

For European Patients’ Rights Day 2021, Active Citizenship Network, the European branch of the Italian non-profit organisation Cittadinanzattiva, discusses ten recommendations towards a European...
How smart monitoring technologies and AI optimise patient safety

How smart monitoring technologies and AI optimise patient safety

How smart monitoring technologies and AI help healthcare professionals predict adverse outcomes before they happen in the perioperative care pathway. In Europe, 2.4 million patients...
Ensuring data informs clinical practice and delivers patient safety

Ensuring data informs clinical practice and delivers patient safety

Richard Armstrong, head of health registries for Northgate Public Services, explains why collecting more data is not a cure-all in a health crisis. Disjointed, siloed,...
Infection prevention and control during COVID-19

Infection prevention and control during COVID-19

Jennie Wilson, Vice President of the Infection Prevention Society, speaks to HEQ about the key challenges facing infection prevention and control teams. Jennie Wilson, interview...
Gama Healthcare: preventing infections in healthcare settings

Gama Healthcare: preventing infections in healthcare settings

In this booklet, Gama Healthcare explores the importance of hygiene and cleaning to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses in healthcare settings. In healthcare...
The added value of simulation-based training in healthcare

The added value of simulation-based training in healthcare

Simulation-based training is an important part of the development and learning process of knowledge and skills. For example, a pilot learns to fly in...
Governments must act on China's forced organ harvesting

Governments must act on China’s forced organ harvesting

In November 2020, the China Tribunal presented evidence of forced organ harvesting in the country to the UK Parliament’s newly formed China Research Group...
New spinal improvement partnership aims to improve patient safety

New spinal improvement partnership aims to ensure patient safety

A new spinal improvement partnership in the UK aims to ensure medical products are safe and effective for patients. The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust...
COVID-19 vaccine added to damages scheme in case of severe disability

COVID-19 vaccine added to damages scheme in case of severe disability

The UK has taken the precautionary measure of adding COVID-19 to its Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme so people will be able to access financial...
China’s organ harvesting crimes announced to UK research group

China’s organ harvesting crimes announced to UK research group

In a landmark speech delivered today by leading international human rights lawyer, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, the findings of the China Tribunal were presented to...
Cyber security critical for healthcare industry in wake of COVID-19

Cyber security critical for healthcare industry in wake of COVID-19

A new report has highlighted how cyber security is critical for the healthcare industry in light of COVID-19. According to a new report from GlobalData,...
Reduce the risks of infection when using ultrasound

Reduce the risks of infection when using ultrasound

Ultrasound infection prevention includes properly covering the transducer, eliminating the risks posed by ultrasound gel, and disinfecting the probe post-procedure. Medical facilities exist to care...
Taking a preventative approach to healthcare

Taking a preventative approach to healthcare

In this article, Paul Burstow, TSA President, discusses the benefits of a preventative approach to healthcare in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has...
New UK medical cannabis products cheaper and safer than black market

New UK medical cannabis products cheaper and safer than black market

Sapphire Medical Clinics are first to offer access to a new range of UK manufactured medical cannabis products which are now cheaper and safer...
Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

A new survey has demonstrated barriers in the legal medical cannabis system that are forcing patients to self-medicate without the support of a healthcare...
The benefits of DuPont Tedlar PVF films for healthcare applications

The benefits of DuPont Tedlar PVF films for healthcare applications

DuPont Tedlar PVF films offer unique, durable surface protection with exceptional chemical resistance and cleanability. The global healthcare sector is one of the largest and...
Cutting-edge treatments to be fast-tracked to UK patients

Cutting-edge treatments to be fast-tracked to UK patients

NHS patients could have quicker access to cutting-edge medical treatments as the UK teams up with international collaborators to fast-track the approval process. Following the...

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