An increasing number of high-risk patients are presenting to hospitals seeking a surgical cure, yet too many of these patients die or suffer prolonged complications following surgery. A group of anaesthetists working at UCL and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) believe that many of these complications and deaths are avoidable. They've therefore developed a free online course educating the broader perioperative team about an emerging multidisciplinary approach known as 'perioperative medicine'.
Hot on the trail of the popular Festival of Culture, UCL welcomed alumni and friends for the It’s All Academic Festival on Saturday 10 June. The short courses team were there to help raise awareness of UCL’s exciting range of expert-led short courses.
If you have the right management structures in place and the ability to convince others to buy into your vision, you already have a good basis from which to introduce innovation into your organisation's working practices. But is it that simple?
According to the charity Action on Hearing Loss, one in six of us has a hearing loss – this will increase to one in five by 2035 (source). This means millions of people who need to work, access services, shop, enjoy entertainment and more may be experiencing barriers to doing so. Do you and your staff really understand what these barriers are and how you can help overcome them?