Posts Tagged ‘Surgery’

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 ...

Three units told to halt complex surgery on patients born with heart problems

Three of the 13 hospitals across England have been ordered to stop providing complex heart care amid concerns over standards. NHS England has told three...

NHS patients at risk from shortage of anaesthetists, college census reveals

The number of consultants joining the anaesthetic workforce in the NHS is insufficient to meet patient demand. That's the finding of a census by the R...