Posts Tagged ‘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...

Surgeons hit a plateau in high performance before it starts to tail off

Surgeons hit a plateau in their performance after a learning phase, a study in the Annals of Surgery has shown. A systematic review of 57 studies lookin...

Surgeons want rethink on publishing death rates

Cardiothoracic surgeons, who as a specialty have promoted greater performance transparency, are having second thoughts over publishing patient death rates....

NHS England publishes consultant surgeon data

An expanded set of results for individual consultant surgeons have been published for the second year running on a new website. NHS England has brought to...