Posts Tagged ‘Surgeons’

“Surgical teams could carry out more ops if they stopped wasting two hours a day”

NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules better, a new study suggests. The r...

Surgeons are ​putting patients’ lives in danger ​due to “culture of bullying”, report finds

Trainee surgeons are being assaulted during operations for raising safety concerns as part of an ‘endemic culture of bullying’ that causes patient deat...

Patients have lower 30-day mortality rates under female surgeons, study finds

Patients treated by female surgeons had a small but statistically significant decrease in 30-day mortality compared with those treated by male surgeons. ...

Surgeons may not be Machiavellian but there’s proof they’re a little vain

Are you narcissistic, or psychopathic? Neither, are you sure? Would your colleagues back you up on that one... Well, some clever bods decided to researc...

Surgeons with above average patient death rates unlikely to be identified by current system

Judging surgical performance within an ‘expected range’ will not lead to the identification of inadequate surgeons, research suggests. Publishing th...

Brexit will make the NHS safer, president of the RCS claims

Britain's decision to leave the European Union will make patients safer by allowing the NHS to crack down on poor English skills among staff, the country's...

“Lack of consistent care for patients undergoing emergency bowel surgery”

A lack of consistent care for patients undergoing high-risk emergency bowel surgery may be negatively affecting patient outcomes and placing major strain ...

Key hole knee operations are no better than painkillers, says leading surgeon

Many knee operations conducted by keyhole surgery are no more effective than painkillers, according to a leading surgeon. Professor Andrew Carr said the...

Surgery: more development of non-medical practitioner roles needed to meet demands

Surgery could miss out on the valuable skills non-medical practitioners, such as physician associates, surgical first assistants and advanced nurse practit...

Female surgeons face “hostile, male dominated environment” in the NHS

Operating theatres are a "hostile environment for women", one of the country's leading female surgeons has said. As editor of the magazine Medical Woman...

#ILookLikeASurgeon: We must challenge the perception of a male dominated specialty

I knew from fairly early on in my medical student career that I wanted to be a surgeon. Inspired by enthusiastic and passionate teachers in my third year s...