Implement Innovations To Standardise Healthcare
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it. Steve Jobs
Integrating healthcare profession using innovations, advances in science & technology to offer the best healthcare is mandatory for the future medicine.
Sepsis claimed over 37,000 lives in the United Kingdom last year – more than lung cancer, and more than breast cancer and bowel cancer combined. How could this happen?
If the doctors and nurses are well trained to recognise the signs early and offered the right treatment more than 50% of these patients would have survived. It is not that we did not anticipate this happening but we were pushed aside by doctors who assumed they had the knowledge and experience to help bring in changes to “Modernise Medicine”.
Initially we identified this change of direction when major hospitals in UK started using “Pre-printed Assessment sheet“. We published a letter in QHCJ (BMJ) critisising this method and said this will not be in the interest of our students and our profession. Not many doctors read not taken any action to prevent the problem getting worse.
In 2003, 2004 we joined to work in one pilot project that turned out to be a major embarrassment. Local Walk-in-clinics were established and shifting of power from doctors to nurses occurred because the doctors were bribed doctors to enjoy them selves. Not many cared about our profession nor about patient care. It was sad to see how young Gps were pushed around and made to work as salaried GP with no prospect of becoming partners.
We identified serious problem because the nurses were working like doctors. We have also informed GMC, BMA, LMC & NMC but no action was taken. Now we have two problems (1) Retrain doctors to diagnose infections and (2) Finding a drug that can be used to kill the bacteria, virus and fungus. It looks as if we are already in “Pre-Antibiotic Era”
Why We Must Start Innovation & Integrate With Other Healthcare Providers
The loss of effective antibiotics to antimicrobial resistance within two generations of their discovery is one of the great tragedies of human history. Untreatable multi-resistant bacterial infections mainly MRSA, for which no antibiotic therapy is available, was widespread in UK, neonatal unit since 1980s.
We started seeing infection slowly infecting young children. In 1989, we saw a teenager die in 12 hours after infection. Since we encountered this problem we have tried our best to spread the message, published videos, visited various conferences and international meeting to high light the issue… now we think its still not too late and so we must join hands and see if we can tide over this threat…