Posts Tagged ‘Anaesthesia’

Cultural change around doctors’ night shift working is needed, says AAGBI

A new three-point plan has been proposed to address the culture surrounding doctor fatigue in hospitals. The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Brita...

Two thirds of anaesthetic trainees say work pressures are damaging their health

Almost two out of three trainee anaesthetists say their physical or mental health is being damaged because of NHS pressures. Many are sobusy that they ...

Portfolio careers vital to retain older consultants in the NHS, report says

An ageing workforce in key specialties is one of the biggest challenges the NHS faces, a report claims. The report, called Age and the Anaesthetist, exa...

NHS patients at risk from shortage of anaesthetists, college census reveals

The number of consultants joining the anaesthetic workforce in the NHS is insufficient to meet patient demand. That's the finding of a census by the R...

Sleep deprived consultant died after accidentally overdosing on Propofol

An experienced hospital consultant died from an accidental overdose after injecting himself with an anaesthetic he hoped would help him sleep, an inquest h...

Anaesthesia: Study shows hypothermia occurs during surgery in around half of patients

Hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its prevention. The authors - Dr Esther Godfrey, Depar...

Please stop saying medicine is like flying a plane

As I was ripping out pages of an old edition of the BMJ to stuff my wet trainers with, a quotation caught my eye. It was made by Jerry Heneghan, the direct...

Low mortality rates in consultant-led anaesthesia

Anaesthetists are responsible for the care of more than 3.5 million patients per year, a study shows. Three quarters of patients undergo general anaesthes...

Survey can allay patient fears of anaesthesia

The full results of the Sate of UK Anaesthesia Survey 2014 have been published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. This survey, which is part of the 5t...

Pain services: protocols and staffing levels need to be reviewed

Hospital safety protocols and staffing levels need to be reviewed in many services, finds new audit report. An audit report completed jointly by the Briti...

Facing up to a recruitment crisis in Scotland

I wonder how the provision of a trained doctor service in anaesthesia can be maintained in Scotland. To begin with, our training posts numbers are below...