Report warns of ‘perfect storm’ in A&E

Report warns of ‘perfect storm’ in A&E

A new report has highlighted some of the key reasons for breaches in A&E waiting targets and warns that 'we may have reached the limit of what we can deliver with our current A&E capacity'.

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New guidance on ensuring safe staffing

New guidance on ensuring safe staffing

NICE has issued final advice to the NHS on how to make the right decisions about nursing staff requirements to provide safe care for patients on adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.
Researchers highlight scale of A&E visits after failure to see a GP

Researchers highlight scale of A&E visits after failure to see a GP

Researchers have estimated that in 2012-2013 there were 5.77 million A&E attendances in England that were preceded by an inability to get a timely GP appointment.
Access to surgery: a postcode lottery?

Access to surgery: a postcode lottery?

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) claims to have uncovered evidence that some patients are facing long delays for surgical treatment because clinical commissioning groups are ignoring evidence-based guidance on when to provide surgery.
• BMA warns of future GP workforce crisis
• Medical engagement should be central to leadership
• New advice to help alleviate pressure on hospital ‘front door’
• New online procurement tool to drive down costs
• Uptake of NHS health check shows increase
• Partner for quality in colonoscopy

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Finding a faster pathway for surgical innovations

Finding a faster pathway for surgical innovations

A recent report from the Royal College of Surgeons has stated that NHS patients may be missing out on ground-breaking new procedures due to a failure to adopt new surgical techniques quickly into everyday clinical practice. The Clinical Services Journal reports.
Advancing techniques in gastroenterology

Advancing techniques in gastroenterology

Magnification endoscopy is the future of gastroenterology, according to one of the UK’s consultant surgeons and interventional endoscopists, Mr AMYN HAJI. The King’s College Hospital doctor is one of a small group of specialists in the UK who are trained to use this increasingly popular method of diagnosis.
Considering copper for infection control

Considering copper for infection control

The World Health Organization recommendations in the Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014 include ‘enhancing infection prevention and control’ and ‘fostering innovation and research and development of new tools’.
Nutrition and hydration: where are we now?

Nutrition and hydration: where are we now?

It is estimated that around one million people in the UK, aged over 65, are suffering from malnutrition. Despite the publication of many reports, policies and reviews on this subject, and reorganisation of the health service to improve patient care, it would appear that there is still work to do to ensure better nutritional care for patients.
• Topical issues in gastroenterology
• Delivering quality in colonoscopy
• High-level disinfection: ultrasound transducers
• Tackling antimicrobial resistance challenges
• AfPP: looking back on 50 years
• Recognising the challenges of change

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