Posts Tagged ‘Surgery’

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...

Simple steps can improve NHS productivity in elective care and cut costs, report says

The NHS could increase productivity in elective care significantly and cut the length of time patients spend in hospital, if it takes up recommendations in...

Latest NHFD report reveals 4,000 NHS beds are occupied by hip fracture patients

One in 40 of all NHS beds are occupied by patients with hip fractures at any one time across England, Wales and NI. That's the key finding of the sixth...

New standards launched to help NHS hospitals avoid ‘Never Event’ surgical mistakes

A set of new national safety standards have been published to support NHS hospitals to provide safer surgical care. The National Safety Standards for In...

New standards revealed to try to resolve heart surgery reconfiguration row

New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England. The latest review, which h...

Robotic surgery linked to at least 144 deaths in the US, new study finds

A study into the safety of surgical robots has linked the machines' use to at least 144 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries over a 14-year period in the US...

Patients with complications after major surgery more likely to survive if readmitted to the same hospital

  Patients rehospitalized with complications after major surgery are 26% more likely to survive if they return to the hospital where they had their...

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...