Posts Tagged ‘Surgery’

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...

Numbers breaching 18-week waiting for routine surgery spiral, study says

Waiting times are getting worse, the Patients Association warns, with a study showing the number of people waiting more than 18 weeks for routine surgery n...

Reaction to NELA report: “NHS must tackle inconsistency in emergency bowel surgery”

The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) report has been published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The audit analyses the care received...

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 ...