Posts Tagged ‘Surgery’

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...

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...