The OTJ November 2022

New Research Calls for All Health and Care Staff to be Trained in AI

Reducing Noise in Operating Theatre Improves Children’s Behaviour After Surgery, Study Finds

Brain Tumour Patient Operated on Awake While Playing Saxophone

No Difference Between Spinal Versus General Anaesthesia in Patients Having Hip Fracture Surgery Finds Study

New Operating Theatres for Neath Port Talbot Hospital on Their Way

Sheffield Healthcare Researchers Awarded £12 Million to Accelerate Scientific Discoveries into New Medical Treatments

Paralympic Gold Medallist, Danny Crates, Opens AECC University College’s New Multi-million-pound Rehabilitation Centre – Bringing a Wide Range of New Clinical and Rehabilitation Services to the Community

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The Operating Theatre Journal November 2022
The OTJ October 2022

Why Are Intra-operative surgical Never Events Still Occurring in NHS Operating Theatres?

Radical Rethink Needed to Improve Safety in Health and Social Care

World Anaesthesia Day 2022: History, Significance, Celebrations and Theme

£4 Million “space-age” Operating Theatre Will Help Bring Down Eye Surgery Backlog

Two Thirds of Nurses Choosing Between Food and Fuel as Cost of Living Bites and One in Five Turn to Food Banks

‘An inspirational story’: Hartlepool Cleaner Changes Career to Become Hospital Nurse

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The OTJ October 2022
The OTJ September 2022

Service Evaluation of the Current World Health Organisation’s Surgical Safety Checklist in Spine Surgery at the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton. Could this lead to a change in NHS Improvement?

The Anaesthetic Gas Scavenging System Project

Cancelled Operations Could Be Prevented by an Earlier Anaemia Test and Time to Prepare

The Top 10 Things Experts Need You to Know about Screening During Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month September 2022

£35.5m for New Friarage Hospital Operating Theatres

New Robotic Surgical System Revolutionises Patient Care at UHCW

Insourcing: Giving NHS Operating Theatre Teams a Helping Hand

Arterial Stiffness Raises Blood Pressure in Adolescents via Insulin Resistance

Birmingham’s Public Health Chief is Among Sector Leaders to Receive University Honours

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The Operating Theatre Journal September 2022
The OTJ August 2022

Study Suggests Robotic surgery Has High Cure Rates for Some Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Research Breakthrough Means Better Treatment for Patients with Stiff Heart Syndrome

Improving Outcomes after Trauma and Blood Loss

Operating Theatre Investment in Forth Valley Helps Reduce Cataract Surgery Waiting Times

The OTJ August 2022
The OTJ July 2022

UK Plastic Surgeons’ Expertise Supports Ukrainian Colleagues

NHS Issues Heartfelt Plea for People to Register Their Organ Donation Decision as Thousands Still Wait for Transplant

Wrexham Maelor Hospital is Turning the Tide on Plastic

Calling All Those Involved in Cataract Surgery – 1 Tree Will be Planted for Every 100 Completed Surveys

Work Begins to Make Alex Operating Theatre ‘robot ready’

What are the Benefits of Doing an Apprenticeship?

£1.4m Fundraising Campaign off to a Flying Start for State-of-the-art Operating Theatre

Human Factors – Safer Surgery Checklist (Part 3)

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The Operating Theatre Journal July 2022
The OTJ June 2022

During General Anaesthesia, 1 in 10 People May Be ‘conscious’ Following Intubation

Human Factors – Safer Surgery Checklist (Part 2)

Expensive Antiseptics and Sutures Do Not Reduce the Risk of Surgical Infections

Cardiac Remote Monitoring Programme Launched in London

First Glimpse of Massive University Scheme with Mock Operating Theatre, Ambulance and Podiatry Clinic

Operating Department Practitioner Hailed Health Hero for Contribution to Cleanliness

Coping with the Menopause at Work

Celebrating ODP Day at Northampton General Hospital

Operating Theatre Journal June 2022
The OTJ May 2022

Health and Care Bill Granted Royal Assent in Milestone for Healthcare Recovery and Reform

Human Factors – Safer Surgery Checklist (Part 1)

Study Sheds Light on the Benefits of Exercise in Fatty Liver Disease

NMC and GMC Refresh Duty of Candour Guidance

Largest Ever Study on Traumatic Brain Injury Highlights Global Inequality in Causes and Treatment

Machine Learning Outperforms Clinical Experts in Classifying Hip Fractures

Work Starts on New Operating Theatre Block at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Prince Charles Meets Derwent Hospital Operating Theatre Team

The OTJ May 2022
The OTJ April 2022

Multiple Long-term Conditions Should Not Be a Barrier to Hip Replacement Surgery

New Research Shows Surgical Site Infection Prevention, and Achieving First-Pass Recanalization in Mechanical Thrombectomy Could Lead to Environmental Benefits for the NHS

Investigation into the Management of PPE Contracts

Risk of Medication Errors with Tranexamic Acid Injection Resulting in Inadvertent Intrathecal Injection

Detecting Possible Signs of Stroke Quickly and Reliably

More Than AI: What Other Technological Developments Have Improved Surgery

Liquid Biopsy Offers New Tools for Detecting Recurrent Breast Cancer and Monitoring its Progression

Nurse Saves Man’s Life After He Suffers Heart Attack During Doncaster Parkrun

The Operating Theatre Journal April 2022
The OTJ March 2022

LocSSIPs – An Audit of NHS England Hospital Trust Operating Theatres

New MRI Method Will Better Inform Surgical Decisions for Babies Born with a Heart Defect

Nothing Routine About Routine Operations

Video Killed the Medico-legal War

Portsmouth Wins £300K to Supercharge Post-COVID Nursing Training

Warrington Hospital Practitioners in UK-first Graduation Honour

Council and Hospital Honour Nurses Involved in Historic Birth of World’s First IVF Baby

Students Become ‘Surgeons for the day’ at Operating Theatre Live

The Operating Theatre Journal March 2022
The OTJ February 2022

Apprentice ODPs at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton: Towards a future workforce model

Mixed Reality and AI to Aid Surgeons with Keyhole Heart Valve Surgery

Are You Sure You Are Allergic to Penicillin? Professionals and Patients Are Urged to Double-check

Europe’s Oldest Surviving Operating Theatre

Karolinska University Hospital First to Give Stem Cells to Foetus with Severe Osteoporosis

Royal Oldham Extension Takes a Step Closer to Improve Patient Care for General and Colorectal Surgery Patients

Physical Activity Protects against Type 2 Diabetes by Modifying Metabolism

Maxillofacial Surgeon Jag Dhanda Secures £1m Grant to Develop Virtual and Augmented Reality Surgical Training

The Operating Theatre Journal February 2022
The OTJ January 2022

Fix NHS Staffing Crisis to Tackle Waiting Lists Backlog, Warn MPs

Never Event Audit at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Following COVID-19

University Wins Funding Boost for Healthcare Learning

New Tool Can Predict the Risks of Surgery for People with COVID-19

Late Diagnosis has Created Deadly Cancer Gap

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Anaesthetists Rewarded for High Quality Patient Care

Bury Stars Acknowledged at NCA’s Staff Awards

Hospital Staff’s Bumper Foodbank Donation

The Operating Theatre Journal January 2022
The OTJ December 2021

Agency Bills Draining NHS Budgets

Vanguard Works with Newcastle Hospitals to Create Regional ‘Cataract centre’ to Transform Patient Care

Arterial Stiffness in Adolescence May Potentially Cause Hypertension and Obesity in Young Adulthood

Women with Long COVID-19 May Need Targeted Rehabilitation to Help Counter Problems with Physical Activity Tolerance

#Knockitout – Tackling Workplace Bullying, Harassment and Undermining

Surgeon’s Sometimes Operate on the Wrong Body Part. There’s an Easy Fix!

New Operating Theatres to Help Clear Waiting Lists in Swansea Bay

‘Gas man’ Paul Helping to Green Trust’s Use of Anaesthetics

The Operating Theatre Journal December 2021
The OTJ November 2021

UK Surgeons Issue Caution Around Plastic Surgery Abroad as Travel Restrictions Ease

The World’s First UN-approved Clinical Waste Container Made from Post-consumer Recycled Plastic is Launched in the UK

Non-invasive Breathing Support for COVID-19 Patients isn’t Linked to Heightened Infection Risk

30-day Mortality Rate for Emergency Bowel Surgery Patients Improving Despite the Pandemic

Great Ormond Street Hospital Investigates ‘faulty’ Surgical Glue

Over One-third of Employees Undergoing Fertility Treatment Consider Leaving their Jobs

Call for more Breast Implant Surgeries to be Added to Registry

Most Patients Are Positive About their Hospital Care, but too Many Let Down by a Lack of Information and Support When they Leave

The OTJ November 2021
The OTJ October 2021

One-in-four Anaesthetists Plan to Leave the NHS in the Next Five Years

UK Launches World’s Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial in Organ Donation

Increasing Day Surgery Critical to Reducing Backlog Say NHS Leaders

Overprescribing of Medicines Must Stop, Says UK Government

Patients with Severe Obesity Undergo Bariatric Surgery Too Late

National Cancer Research Institute Endorses CBD Science Group as they Pioneer Real World Research into Cancer Pain

Articular Cartilage Can Heal Partially After Injury Researchers Found a New Mechanism

Families in Wales Urged to Talk About Organ Donation

The Operating Theatre Journal October 2021
The OTJ September 2021

The Effect of Metabolic Syndrome Traits on Atherosclerosis Can Be Reduced by Increasing Cardiorespiratory Fitness Already in Childhood

NIHR-funded Study Shows Patients Who Isolate Before Surgery Are 20% More Likely to Develop Postoperative Lung Complications

New Body to Tackle Health Disparities Will Launch 1 October, Co-headed by New Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Scientists Grow Contracting Muscle Cells from Human Blood

HCPC Launches Consultation on Permanent Changes to Rules to Hold Remote Hearings

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Makes Over 1,500 Recommendations to NHS Trusts After Hundreds of Serious Maternity Incidents

Middlesbrough Hospital Opens Two New Laparoscopic Theatres

Mum and Son Work Together in Same Department at West Cumberland Hospital

The OTJ September 2021
The OTJ August 2021

Messenger Apps and Patient Confidentiality – What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know

Sharps Safety in Operating Theatres: A Review of Surgical Blades

World-leading Study to Pitch Human Skill Against Robot for Knee Surgery

Augmented Reality Project to Help Train Surgeons Around the World on ‘Hyper-real’ Models of Organs

Contact Events in Rugby Union Linked to Reduced Blood Flow to the Brain, Impacting Brain Function

Pioneering Hybrid Robotics in General Surgery at the CHUV

NHS in Gateshead to Make FFP3 Masks

New Staff Reflective Gardens and Free Media Services for Patients at UHNM

The Operating Theatre Journal August 2021
The OTJ July 2021


HCPC Approves Increase to SET 1 to Degree Level for Operating Department Practitioners

Blood Flows Are More Turbulent than Previously Suspected

Leeds Based Charity, Day One Trauma Support, Set for National Expansion after Life-Changing Local Impact

Healthcare Staff at Wythenshawe Hospital – Part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) – Have Launched a Collaborative Research Project into how Surgical Care can be Made More Environmentally Sustainable

University Wins Multi-million Pound Funding to Run New Health Courses in First for North Wales

Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Lengthy Surgery Waiting Lists Could be Cut with New Anaesthesia Roles

Good Standard of Care Despite the Unprecedented Challenges of COVID-19

Operating Theatre Practitioner, Nisha, Recognised at Prestigious Healthcare Awards

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The Operating Theatre Journal July 2021
The OTJ June 2021

Celebrating National Operating Department Practitioner’s Day

Hospitals Celebrate ODPs Working in Operating Theatres

New UK Strategy Sets Out Ambition to Be World Leaders in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Surgeons Call for a ‘New Deal for Surgery’ to Reduce the ‘colossal’ Elective Backlog

New Data – Trusts Not Losing Sleep Over Fatigued Medics

Lung Sonography is an Useful Guide to Lung Decongestion in Hemodialysis Patients at High Cardiovascular Risk

ELHT Paves the Way in Treating Head and Neck Cancer with Ground-breaking Reconstructive Surgery

Special Dog Mason Takes Time Out from Role to Comfort NHS Workers

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The Operating Theatre Journal June 2021
The OTJ May 2021

The Role of the ODP in Perioperative Care; Now and in the Future

World-first Academies Launch in Wales to Drive Global Healthcare Revolutions

Robotic Surgeons First in the World to Pioneer New Virtual Tech

How can Civility in the Operating Theatre be Improved to Enhance Patient Safety? (Part Two)

RCUK Guidelines 2021 Published

Exciting Redevelopment for Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Health Young Adults Who Had COVID-19 May Have Long-term Impact on Blood Vessels and Heart Health

“They have gone above and beyond” – Leeds Hospital Chief Pays Tribute to Staff as Trust Celebrates Nurses and Midwives

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Posted to all UK Hospitals.

The Operating Theatre Journal May 2021
The OTJ April 2021

The Hospital of the Future

Leading Medical Organisations Publish New Surgery Guidance for the One in Five Patients Who have had COVID

Assuring Sterility in Surgical Instruments Reprocessing

How can Civility in the Operating Theatre be Improved to Enhance Patient Safety? (Part One)

Augmented Reality Could Change the way We Carry Out Minimally Invasive Surgery

FDA is Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes

Why Men Must Research Their Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

From Bomb Disposal to Pioneering Healthcare Role

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Posted to all UK Hospitals.

The Operating Theatre Journal April 2021
The OTJ March 2021

FDA Approves First in the World, First-of-Its-Kind Implant for the Treatment of Rare Bone Disease as a Humanitarian Use Device

Many Genes Associated with the Risk of Coronary Artery Disease Act through the Liver

Senedd Election: RCoA Manifesto for Workforce and Wellbeing

Residual Drugs in Intravenous Cannulae and Extension Lines

Surgeon Receives Highest Honour in Recognition of Outstanding Research into Bone Disease

Sheffield Children’s Worker Aiming to Raise £5,000 for Hospital Charity in 2021 with Monthly Challenges

COVID-19:

  • Patients 26% more likely to Die after Emergency Bowel Surgery, but Mortality Rates Improved for COVID Negative Patients

  • The Acceleration of eLearning in Healthcare

  • How Technology Overcame the Challenges of PPE in the Operating Theatre

  • BAOMS/COVIDSurg Snapshot Survey Results Show 50% of Head & Neck Cancer Patients had Altered Treatment in COVID Second Wave and Warn of Looming Crisis in Surgery

  • Charity Launches Nationwide Survey to Improve Understanding of Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic within the Perioperative Team

The operating Theatre Journal March 2021
The OTJ February 2021

Consultation on a Revised Threshold Level of Qualification for Entry to the Register (SET 1) for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)

Scientists Use Novel Ink to 3D-print ‘Bone’ with Living Cells

Nationwide Survey Highlights Concerns over Patient Safety and Poor Communication in the Perioperative Workplace

Scientists Use Novel Ink to 3D-print ‘Bone’ with Living Cells

Magnet and Button Battery Ingestion in Children

Sheffield Gastroenterologist Receives International Accolade for Research

South Wales-based Maxillofacial Surgeon Lindsay White Wins Surgeon of the Year 2020 Award

COVID-19:

Temperature Scanners of Limited Value in Detecting COVID-19Stress-related Absence up 64% in 2020 as COVID-19 Exacerbates the UK’s Mental Health CrisisEconomist Intelligence Unit Report Calls for more Diverse Hygiene Research

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Posted to all UK Hospitals.

The OTJ February 2021
The OTJ January 2021

From the operating Theatre and Beyond; Does Technology Hold the Key to more Effective Patient Aftercare

Patient Safety Prompts Change in Procedure

FDA Authorises Marketing of New Device Designed to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

Men with Urethral Narrowing can be Offered a Choice of Effective Surgery

From the operating Theatre and Beyond; Does Technology Hold the Key to more Effective Patient Aftercare

Hip Replacements: Some Surgical Approaches Are Better than Others, Research Suggests

Brain Surgery Breakthrough at Beaumont Hospital

COVID-19:

Major Study Reveals Welcome News of Low Risk of COVID-19 Infection for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery PatientsHCPC Highlights Important Role of Registrants to the Vaccine EffortProcurement Team Recognised for Exceptional Work Supporting NHS Frontline

The Printed Digest is the quick reference to the important stories, catch up over coffee.
Posted to all UK Hospitals.

The OTJ January 2021
The OTJ December 2020

New £2.5 Million Operating Theatre at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is Officially Opened

New £2.5 Million Operating Theatre at Royal Lancaster Infirmary is Officially Opened

Efficacy and Safety of Local Infiltration Analgesia in Total Hip Arthroplasty:
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Elderly and Frail Emergency Bowel Surgery Patients Not Receiving Recommended Levels of Care

Transplant Kidney Survival Rate Improves with New Method of Transportation

VR Can Be Good for Your Health

MFT Anaesthesia Team Win National Medical Award

COVID-19:

Report: The Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) During the COVID-19 PandemicA Special Needle that Helps Vaccinate Millions More Against COVID-19Men and Young People Are More Likely to Disregard COVID-19 Regulations, Research Finds

The Printed Digest is the quick reference to the important stories, catch up over coffee.
Posted to all UK Hospitals.

The OTJ December 2020
The OTJ November-2020

Bassetlaw Hospital Worker Recognised for Covid-19 Documentary Photos

A New Technique Could Make More Livers Available for Transplant

New Accomodation Scheme for NHS and Government Key Workers Launched by Short Term Rentals Industry Body

Perfect Week Restores Health and Mobility to 250 NHS Patients

Infection Prevention Society New Board of Trustees

Royal Free Surgeon Says ‘Hospital Came Together’ to Keep Vital Operations Going, Ahead of BBC Documentary Return

This is Chelsea’s Story

COVID-19:

What Have We Learned About the Virus So Far?Late Stage Cancers Increase as COVID Fall-out BitesManchester Hospitals Deploy New Remote Monitoring Technology to Free Up Beds for the Sickest Coronavirus PatientsBassetlaw Hospital Worker Recognised for COVID-19 Documentary Photos

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Posted to all UK Hospitals.

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  • A New Technique Could Make More Livers Available for Transplant
  • New Accommodation Scheme for NHS and Government Key Workers Launched by Short Term Rentals Industry Body
  • Perfect Week Restores Health and Mobility to 250 NHS Patients
  • Infection Prevention Society New Board of Trustees
  • Royal Free Surgeon Says ‘Hospital Came Together’ to Keep Vital Operations Going, Ahead of BBC Documentary Return
  • This is Chelsea’s Story

COVID-19

  • COVID-19 What Have We Learned About the Virus So Far?
  • Late Stage Cancers Increase as COVID Fall-out Bites
  • Manchester Hospitals Deploy New Remote Monitoring Technology to Free Up Beds for the Sickest Coronavirus Patients
  • Bassetlaw Hospital Worker Recognised for COVID-19 Documentary Photos

The OTJ November-2020
The OTJ October 2020

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Certain Labelling Recommendations for Breast Implants

Unique Approach Key to Delivering Additional Operating Theatre Capacity

Greater Manchester and Sectra Sign Deal to Kick-start One of the Largest Diagnostic Imaging Initiatives in the NHS

NHS Supply Chain Supports Innovation in Surgical Techniques with Launch of New Robotics Framework

One Third of Surgeons and Nurses Experience Harmful Allergic Reactions in the Operating Theatre

FDA Issues Final Guidance for Certain Labelling Recommendations for Breast Implants

Especially Important for Older Men to Stay Hydrated

COVID-19:

Report: Protecting Surgery Through a Second WaveGrowing Cancer Wait Times Rquires Urgent Effort as We Face Second WaveNBT Doctor Leads Study on Risks of COVID-19 Being Spread by Aerosol Generating ProceduresInvestigation into how Government Increased the Number of Ventilators Available to the NHS in Response to COVID-19New Statistics Show NHS Staff Sickness Absence for Coronavirus-related Reasons

The OTJ October 2020
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