Posts Tagged ‘Surgeons’

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...

BMA calls for surgical training to be extended

Surgical training could be extended to overcome problems created by implementation of the European Working Time Regulations, the BMA has agreed. In a deba...

How do we speed up adoption of new surgical techniques?

Failure to adopt new surgical techniques quickly into everyday clinical practice means NHS patients are missing out on ground-breaking new procedures, wa...

Centralisation of general surgery in East Kent

High risk and emergency general surgery in East Kent is being centralised at Kent and Canterbury Hospital due to staff shortages. The board of East Kent H...

Surgeons get emotional when things go wrong

Many surgeons are seriously affected on an emotional level when complications occur in the operating theatre, according to a new study. Researchers at Imp...

Death rates will not reveal poor performers

The publication of death rates for individual surgeons in England, launched for the first of a new group of 10 specialties last week, is unlikely to correc...

Surgeons no longer ignore patients’ medical needs

I am a first year core surgical trainee (CST) working in South West London. I recently attended a ‘Leadership and Management’ course with the aim of un...

Make transfer of skills to new specialties easier

Trainee surgeons who fail to progress will soon be able to swiftly transfer their skills to a new specialty. New measures to enable trainee surgeons to mo...

Surgeons must embrace service redesign

The case for centralising surgical services into larger centres of excellence must be made in 2013 as the NHS reforms are rolled out, says the Royal Colle...