Technology has proven its worth, let’s now give it a chance

Barbara Harpham looks at how technology holds the key to a new, more efficient, post-pandemic healthcare system

The innovation buck stops with you, Mr Hancock

Barbara Harpham considers the mechanisms designed to promote the adoption of innovation by the NHS, and assesses progress

How and why the NHS adopts innovation

Dr Amanda Begley discusses the ways healthcare professionals and innovators can work together to improve how the NHS adopts innovation

Base clinical decisions on patients’ needs, not postcodes

Barbara Harpham argues for equal access to medical technology and says that treatment should be based on their clinical needs

Integrating technology in care is the future

Sinead Mac Manus and Christina Cornwell discuss why we must make sure people are involved in how the integration of technology is shaped in the NHS

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

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Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

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