Inclusive environments for patients with hearing loss

Andrew Thomas looks at why NHS trusts should assess their hearing loop provision and the potential costs of not listening to those who can’t hear

Link healthcare spending to patient outcomes

Barbara Harpham argues for a thorough review of healthcare spending on medical technology, linking it to tangible outcomes for patients

E-cigarettes in the NHS: What role can they play?

Misunderstanding among smokers and the general public of the dangers of e-cigarettes continues to grow, says Martin Dockrell

Regulating medical device apps

Valerie Field, interim group manager in the MHRA devices division, explores new guidance for medical device health apps

Mike Kreuzer, of the Association of British Healthcare Industries, looks at the revision of the Medical Device Regulation, and the consequential strengthening of requirements.

Raising the standard of patient safety

Andy Crosbie, MHRA Devices Division, explains how Unique Device Identification and GS1 standards can help to improve patient safety while increasing efficiency.

Clearing the air on pre-hospital care

Dr Nick Crombie, clinical lead for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, discusses the latest technological developments in pre-hospital care and the impact these have had on patients.

Accessing all areas of medical technology

The Medical Technology Group considers the impacts on patients of poor access to some medical technologies despite the known benefits and wide availability.

Mark Grumbridge, of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, discusses the importance of reporting incidents with medical devices.

Following a second round of funding allocated from the Nursing Technology Fund, NHS England’s Beverley Bryant looks at how the smarter use of modern technology is transforming patient care

Though a fairly new but rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field, robotic systems have already been tested for tele surgery and have been widely explored in almost all surgical disciplines. Geethu Roshan Verghese, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, reports

Though a fairly new but rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field, robotic systems have already been tested for tele surgery and have been widely explored in almost all surgical disciplines, writes analysts Frost & Sullivan

Mick Foy discusses the importance of reporting adverse drug reactions through the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme and the current focus on making children’s medicine safer

John Wilkinson, from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), discusses how better reporting of problems with medical devices from NHS staff can play a vital role in patient care

At a time when healthcare providers are tasked with improving the quality of services, whilst also reducing costs, providing medical equipment that is working efficiently and effectively is more important than ever – and more challenging than ever

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