It’s that time of year – parents are sending their offspring to university, worrying how said child is going to cope with washing, ironing, cooking and hangovers. What rarely crosses their mind is the possibility of meningitis.
This article, first published on the HealthCare Arena site (https://healthcare-arena.co.uk/ipad-teddy-bear-menacwy-vaccination-university-essentials/) outlines what to look out for and why prevention is so important
In recent years, lymphoedema has come to prominence as a key issue for the NHS.Accelerate CIC, an established specialist lymphoedema provider in Tower Hamlets since 2008, launched a new model for providing Community Lymphoedema Services to patients across Hackney. This is their story.
The concept of skin failure, particluarly at the end-of life, has gained some traction in recent years. Here, Dr Jeffrey Levine MD suggests that it is a clinical syndrome and may be a contributory factor to unavoidable pressure ulceration.
This is an abridged version of an original article: Levine JM. Skin Failure: An Emerging Concept. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2016; 17: 666-669. Available at: http://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(16)30054-8/pdf
This summary article is reproduced with kind permission of Dr Levine
Some see the use of external (non-NHS) providers as a BAD Thing for the NHS. However, in this article, Nic Parkes, Senior Communications Manager for Virgin Care, outlines how after winning the contract to provide community services in Surrey, worked with nurses and GPs to improve care delivery and communication.
In the last issue, we presented the 2019 Molnlycke Wound Academy Scholarship and Award Winners. Here is Kate Cooper's winning entry for the Innovations in Care (Radiotherapy) Award. While we would usually place the winning entries into the Out of the Ordinary section, as this was such a good case study, we wanted to include this in Practice. So we did.