Posts Tagged ‘Anaesthesia’

Trainee anaesthetists struggle to secure NHS training posts

Nearly 700 junior doctors in anaesthesia have been dropped from the NHS training scheme. A surfeit of applicants has occurred with 1056 doctors applyi...

Anaesthesia precautions for Covid-19 may be unnecessary, study finds

Thousands of patients may be facing unnecessarily long waiting times for surgery because of a misplaced assumption about the Covid-19 risk posed to health...

Doctors not confident their hospitals would cope with a second COVID-19 surge

Nearly half of anaesthetists are unconfident that their hospitals would be able to provide safe Covid-19 and regular services should there be a second wav...

NHS work culture needs to change to better support trainee doctors, college says

The NHS needs to tackle its poor work place culture and improve the morale of doctors in training, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has warned. ...

Cultural change around doctors’ night shift working is needed, says AAGBI

A new three-point plan has been proposed to address the culture surrounding doctor fatigue in hospitals. The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Brita...

Two thirds of anaesthetic trainees say work pressures are damaging their health

Almost two out of three trainee anaesthetists say their physical or mental health is being damaged because of NHS pressures. Many are sobusy that they ...

Portfolio careers vital to retain older consultants in the NHS, report says

An ageing workforce in key specialties is one of the biggest challenges the NHS faces, a report claims. The report, called Age and the Anaesthetist, exa...

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...

Sleep deprived consultant died after accidentally overdosing on Propofol

An experienced hospital consultant died from an accidental overdose after injecting himself with an anaesthetic he hoped would help him sleep, an inquest h...

Anaesthesia: Study shows hypothermia occurs during surgery in around half of patients

Hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its prevention. The authors - Dr Esther Godfrey, Depar...

Please stop saying medicine is like flying a plane

As I was ripping out pages of an old edition of the BMJ to stuff my wet trainers with, a quotation caught my eye. It was made by Jerry Heneghan, the direct...