Twice as many people die after surgery in NHS hospitals as previously thought according to a new report that finds serious shortcomings in the way many patients are treated.The overall chance of dying within two months of surgery is one in 28 (3.6 per cent), found the study published in The Lancet. Dr Rupert Pearse, […]
Posted: October 5th, 2012 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, Patients, postcode lottery, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Doctors, Health Professionals, Lancet, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, preventable crisis, RCS, Surgeons
The most senior doctor in the NHS is demanding that hospitals have a full complement of doctors at weekends to make the health service more convenient to access as “people get sick seven days a week”.Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS, criticised the culture in hospitals of only treating emergency cases at the […]
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 under Care Professionals, Doctors, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: BMA, Doctors, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, preventable crisis, RCP, RCS
Thousands of patients are being forced to go under the knife for a second time because as many as half the operations carried out by some NHS surgeons end in failure.The disturbing finding comes from a study of bowel surgery, one of the commonest operations carried out on the NHS. Patients whose bowel operations fail […]
Posted: August 31st, 2011 under Doctors, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
Tags: Doctors, Health Professionals, NHS Deaths, Patients' Association, postcode lottery, RCS
Emergency patients are being let down by the health service because managers are more concerned with meeting targets by treating those with appointments, the heads of Royal Colleges warn. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, some of the country’s most senior doctors say they are “deeply frustrated” at the low priority given to Accident […]
Posted: November 18th, 2010 under Accident & Emergencies, Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Deaths, Uncategorized.
Tags: Accident and Emergency, Doctors, Health Professionals, labour, labour cutbacks, Labour shambles, Labour waste, NHS targets, nhs waiting times, Patients' Association, RCS, waiting times
Hospital waiting times have begun to rise again after years of decline following the introduction of European rules on junior doctors’ working hours.Waiting times in the NHS had been dropping since the 1990s but the rules limiting junior doctors to a 48-hour week, which were implemented last August, had reversed the trend. Thousands more patients […]
Posted: August 5th, 2010 under Uncategorized.
Tags: 18 weeks, Andrew Lansley, BMA, Doctors, DoH, Health Direct, Health Professionals, Labour shambles, nhs waiting times, RCS, red tape, waiting times
European rules are creating a generation of “lazy, clock-watching” junior surgeons who lack the skills to operate safely, their bosses have warned. A year after the EU directive limiting workers to a 48-hour week was brought in for the NHS, 80 per cent of consultants polled by the Royal College of Surgeons said quality of […]
Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson’s scheme for inspectors to be appointed by every health trust has been rejected by the BMA. Ten years after the reputation of the medical profession was ripped apart by the Bristol children’s heart surgery disaster and the Harold Shipman murders, efforts to introduce regular checks on doctors’ competence, known […]