Posts Tagged ‘Surgery’

“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...

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. ...

New efficiency proposals in general surgery could save NHS over £160m annually

There’s significant potential to cut variations in practice between general surgery services and make significant NHS savings. Analysis by the Getting...

Changing general surgery procedures could improve care for patients and save the NHS millions

There’s significant potential to improve general surgery services and save the NHS millions, a government-backed programme finds. Analysis by the Gett...

Want to reduce your surgical infection rate? Simple, get naked in theatre

I'm slightly fearful of what this paper could open the door to. But in the interests of progress, here's the key finding anyway... Surgeons should op...

Breast surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out needless operations

A rogue breast surgeon who left hundreds of patients disfigured and traumatised after carrying out needless operations has been sentenced to 15 years in pr...

Hospital bed occupancy rates hit record high as surgeons call for more beds

Hospital bed occupancy rates have hit a record high suggesting the NHS has too few beds to cope with growing demand. The is the view of the Royal Colleg...

Bed crisis: “Surgeons left kicking their heels, waiting for beds to become available”

Surgeons are “kicking their heels” because of delays to operations caused by a shortage of beds in acute hospitals. Dr Clare Marx, president of the ...

RCS urges surgeons to apply for cosmetic surgery certification to improve patient safety

A new system of certification is being launched which is intended to make the cosmetic surgery industry safer for patients. The RCS is urging all surgeo...

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...

Hip fracture patients need better post-hospital care, says report

A new report on hip fracture surgery shows that not all patients are receiving properly planned care and rehabilitation after leaving hospital. Findings...