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News and Clinical Alerts

In addition to latest news and updates from TMLEP, please feel free to browse a selection of our latest clinical updates below which are provided in order to raise awareness of clinical risk issues and to reduce incidence recurrence and improve patient safety. Facts have been anonymised to maintain data confidentiality, however learning points remain applicable.

Total Knee Replacement and its Alternatives

Total Knee Replacements (TKR) are a surgical procedure whereby an artificial joint/prosthesis replaces a damaged knee joint. It is important for all conservative measures to be exhausted before proceeding to this due to the likelihood of postoperative pain.

Read Article 28 Jul 2021

The Significance of Placing a B-Lynch Suture Correctly

A B-Lynch Suture is a form of ‘uterine compression’ suture used in Obstetrics. B-Lynch Sutures are not the most common form of care when faced with a haemorrhaging patient, and in fact, are often only used when a uterus is post-delivery and the uterine atony has not resolved following the…

Read Article 06 Jul 2021

Side Effects of Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medicine which is used to treat depression and sometimes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety. It is used to improve a person’s mood and well-being. It works by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. This is a prescription-only medication which can come in either tablet…

Read Article 29 Jun 2021

A Reminder of The Significance of Removing Wound Packing

Packing wounds is integral to the patient’s healing and should be thoroughly monitored throughout the aftercare period, adhering to the guidelines. The failure to remove packing on a regular basis, as and when needed, can be detrimental to the patient, as the packing obstructs the pus from leaving the cavity.

Read Article 08 Jun 2021

A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS - Obstetrics

Reductions in staff due to positive COVID-19 cases or isolation as well as other COVID measures (such as redeployment) meant that throughout the pandemic there has been a knock-on effect leading to remaining practitioners to cover even more patients than usual. This led to a reduction in available appointments in…

Read Article 11 May 2021