Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists – NHS Improvement

This report provides the insight to support clinicians, managers and hospital leaders to improve how care is delivered, and how theatre resources and clinical expertise can be best used.  Key findings include: A third of operating lists started 30 minutes

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Surgery for pectus deformity (all ages) – NHS England

NHS England will not routinely commission surgery for pectus deformity in accordance with the criteria outlined in this document. In creating this policy NHS England has reviewed this clinical condition and the options for its treatment. It has considered the

A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in integrated care systems – Royal College of Anaesthetists

The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery.  It suggests exercise and nutritional

Vascular surgery exposure prone procedure (EPP) categorisation: Advice from the United Kingdom Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) – Public Health England

The UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) specialist working group has compiled a list of exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non-EPPs carried out in vascular surgery.  Each procedure has been categorised into the level of risk of

Surveillance of surgical site infections in NHS hospitals in England: 2017 to 2018 – Public Health England

This annual report covers surgical site infection (SSI) data collected by NHS hospitals and independent sector NHS treatment centres.  Data in this report includes voluntary submissions and data submitted as part of the Department of Health’s mandatory healthcare-associated infection surveillance programme.

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events – NHS England

This guidance has been developed with the occasional trauma team in mind, for example, surgeons in a trauma unit who need to treat a deteriorating P2 patient, or a P1 patient who has been conveyed to the trauma unit, during

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds Nearly two thirds of procedures were coded to the wrong specialty, meaning outcomes, treatment volumes and which units did what was hard to measure. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has pledged to start collecting

Surgical Care Practitioners: Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – NHS Employers

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first trusts to recruit surgical care practitioners (SCPs) within England. This case study explores how the trust has successfully integrated SCPs within its orthopaedics department and developed the role,

Renal replacement therapy and conservative management: NICE guideline [NG107] – NICE

This guideline covers renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplantation) and conservative management for people with chronic kidney disease stages 4 and 5. It aims to improve quality of life by making recommendations on planning, starting and switching treatments, and coordinating

Renal replacement therapy services for adults: Quality standard [QS72] – NICE

This quality standard covers renal replacement therapy services for adults with kidney failure. It includes treatment options, such as dialysis and kidney transplant. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain: Medical technologies guidance [MTG39] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain. The case for adopting the iFuse implant system to treat chronic sacroiliac joint pain is supported by the evidence. Using iFuse leads to improved pain relief, better quality of life

E‑vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta: Medical technologies guidance [MTG16] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on the E-vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta. This guidance has been updated to include a review of the cost model using more recent values. New evidence and updated costs identified

Leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG626] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias in adults. This involves inserting a device into the heart that helps it beat at a normal rate. Evidence on the safety of leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias shows that

Superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG627] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults. This involves blocking the blood vessels supplying the haemorrhoids with tiny plastic particles or metal coils. Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of superior rectal artery embolisation for

Patterns of Benign Gynaecology Care in English NHS Hospital Trusts 2015/16 – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report into benign gynaecological care, The report identifies a number of national indicators to provide an overview of benign gynaecological care in England. This includes inpatient care, emergency readmission and longer-term surgical outcomes.  It

Sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG624] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in adults. This involves removing the narrowed aortic valve and replacing it with an artificial valve that holds itself in place. This guidance replaces NICE interventional procedures guidance on sutureless

National Ophthalmology Database Audit: Year 3 Annual Report – The Second Prospective Report of the National Ophthalmology Database Audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) cataract audit to report on all NHS funded cataract surgery in England and Wales. Included in this second prospective report are operations undertaken between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. For comparisons with results from the first year of

Transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG620] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults. This involves removing a damaged disc through a small cut at the base of the spine, and replacing it with an artificial implant. This guidance replaces NICE interventional

Superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears: Interventional procedures guidance [IPG619] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears in adults. This involves using a graft to stabilise the shoulder joint, reduce pain and improve shoulder function.

Organ Donation and Transplantation data for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities: Report for 2017/2018 (1 April 2013 – 31 March 2018) – NHS Blood and Transplant

This report provides information related to organ donation and transplantation within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. It is published as a supplementary report of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2017/18. This report defines BAME as