Posts Tagged ‘Acute medicine’

Toolkit aims to improve care for frail elderly

A new toolkit for acute medics aims to improve the care for frail older people. Older people make up to 70% of hospital inpatients, and most are admitted ...

Specific patterns of acute medicine favoured

Patients have better outcomes and are less likely to be readmitted to hospital if they’re cared for by acute physicians, a study finds. A survey of over...

New doctors doubt readiness for acute care

Young doctors perceive themselves to be least well prepared in acute care and prescribing, a study reveals. The study, which involved an extensive liter...

How can we meet the demand for medical generalism?

The career aspiration of most young doctors is to become a specialist. From the day they walk into medical school they are largely taught by consultants w...

“Toolkit helps physicians meet acute pressures”

A new toolkit to support high quality care for acutely ill patients has been launched by the Royal College of Physicians. The pressures on acute medical s...

“Support extended consultant delivered services”

A leaked NHS London report suggests that over 500 deaths a year in London could be prevented if consultant cover was increased at weekends. Sir Richard Th...

More weekend consultant cover could prevent deaths

Increasing cover by consultants in acute medical and surgical units at weekends could prevent more than 500 deaths a year in London, early findings from a ...

What does the future hold for acute medicine?

I didn’t train in acute medicine. In 1994, when I started ‘specialist’ training, this was not an option. The idea, back then, that consultants be tra...

“Doctors and managers must not forget the lessons of Stafford”

This article first appeared in a recent issue of the RCP’s Clinical Medicine. Stafford Hospital, or as it is more usually referred to in the press, the ...

“More consultant cover needed out-of-hours”

Senior doctors need to be more available to work in acute admissions units, a survey finds. The research, by the Royal College of Physicians, on the way c...

Acute admissions unit in Watford shows way

A next generation acute admissions unit - one of the largest in the UK - has cut death rates and the time patients stay in hospital since it opened in Marc...