Posts Tagged ‘Emergencies’

New review of emergency services launched

A major review of urgent and emergency services has been launched by the NHS Commissioning Board to establish proposals for the best way to organise care i...

Care for high risk surgery patients is coming up short

The care given to high-risk surgery patients is falling short of acceptable standards, an independent review says. The National Confidential Enquiry int...

Quality of emergency surgery has to improve

The quality and consistency of major emergency abdominal surgery must improve, a report claims. Poorly designed hospital services, particularly access t...

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 ...

Emergency patients must have a higher priority

Emergency surgery patients must have higher priority in NHS hospitals, new standards reveal. The Royal College of Surgeons’ report reveals that there’...

“NHS is failing patients on emergency care”

This letter first appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 6 April: Dear Sir, The NHS has succeeded in reducing waiting times for elective operations, but at t...