Posts Tagged ‘Surgery’

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...

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...

Unacceptable differences between hospitals in emergency general surgery outcomes

There are currently unacceptable differences between hospitals in outcomes for patients undergoing emergency general surgery, with death rates for major op...

Low hospital staffing raises death rate after emergency surgery, research suggests

Patients are more likely to die after emergency surgery if they are treated in hospitals with lower levels of medical and nursing staff, new research revea...

Action needed on NHS waiting times in Wales, royal college warns

Unacceptably high NHS waiting times in Wales need to be urgently tackled, a Royal College of Surgeons report urges. The report, called The State of Surg...