Several studies have shown the risk from ionising radiation for clinicians. Chou et al (2015) demonstrated that incidences of breast cancer are higher amongst Orthopaedic surgeons when compared to their Urology or plastic surgery colleagues, suggesting that the use of ionising radiation in a clinical setting is a factor. An earlier paper (Chou L.B. et al 2012) found that female surgeons who work with ionising radiation are 2.9% more likely to develop breast cancer than the general population.
The lead gowns currently provided to clinicians as PPE when using ionising radiation do not protect the upper-outer quadrant of the breast, as shown by Valone et al (2016). This is also the site which Lee A.H. (2005) demonstrated where breast cancer most commonly occurs.
The session will cover the progress of virtual wards across the NHS in England over the past three years, providing a range of examples and consider what this might mean for healthcare and the hospital of the future
Have you ever wondered why it’s often so difficult to make new ideas work? Innovation efforts often fail because the right skills, knowledge, culture or processes aren’t harnessed to create the intended impact.
As a senior L&D professional for over two decades, Daniel Wain has long been helping organisations to drive successful innovation, through the talent and diversity of their people. He believes that everyone has a role to play in innovation, not just lone geniuses, inspired thinkers or ‘creatives’. Successful new ideas depend far less on individual lightbulb moments than clarity of purpose, a step-by-step process and, above all, collaboration and teamwork.
Since 2020, Daniel has been a fully qualified Six ‘I’s® Certified Practitioner. The 6 ‘I’s® is an innovation model that recognises that there are six distinct roles and stages, all of which are equally important to successful innovation and all of which need to be present if the team is to create sustainable value.
The talk will briefly look at historic innovation to show how space research and space infrastructure is where it is today including a brief look at the James Webb Telescope. The talk will then move to new and emerging innovation covering miniaturised satellites, smart spacecraft propulsion, space mining for rare metals, and deep space exploration. The talk concludes by reviewing the innovations that have led to breakthroughs in human health on Earth.
As a surgeon, when you look around your hospital there is no shortage of problems. So why is addressing one of those problems with a start-up venture so bloody difficult?!
Grant Nolan, a surgeon and founder of MedTech start-up MyOpNotes explores how he got his idea off the ground.
Exploring the latest challenges to increasing elective care activity, with a key focus on how the NHS can sustainably plug gaps in existing services and provide faster care for growing numbers of patients with multimorbidities.
Robotic colorectal surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a robotic system to assist the surgeon. It offers several benefits over traditional open surgery, including less blood loss, pain, and hospital stay, and faster recovery times.
The surgeon makes small incisions in the abdomen and inserts the robotic instruments and camera. They then sit at a console to view a 3D image of the surgical site and control the robotic arms to perform the surgery.
Training to perform colorectal robotic surgery is a rigorous process that involves a combination of didactic instruction and hands-on experience. Surgeons must learn about the robotic system and the specific techniques involved in colorectal robotic surgery before they can perform the procedure under supervision. In the future, it is likely that operating using robotic platforms will become the new normal, with increasing adoption of other technological advancements such as incorporation of AI.
The Western General Hospital Edinburgh got a Da Vinci Si in July 2016, this was part of the National Planning for Robotic Surgery in Scotland, who decided there should be 3 centres' in Scotland, which would provide high volume centres of excellence, We will discuss the process of setting up a implementation group and who was involved, the time lines involved and the planning and training process. We will give an over view of what went well and how we overcame some of the challenges and what worked well.
This talk explores the transformative role of data in modern healthcare, specifically focusing on its positive effects in the operating room (OR). The presentation showcases how data integration optimizes surgical processes, enhances patient safety, and refines outcomes. It will look at what we can learn from data, and how we can grasp data’s role in forging collaborative medical-technical approaches, fostering improved surgical outcomes and OR efficiency.
Recent studies have demontstrated the impact of rudeness within teams, none more so, than in surgery. This presentation will give you some background into why we behave in a certain manner and why it so important that we change our behaviour to protect both the patient and staff mental health.