Hand and Upper Limb Transplant Service (Adults): Clinical Priorities Advisory Group – NHS England

Clinical Priorities Advisory Group Report for the service specification covers the provision of Hand and Upper Limb Transplantation Services for adults.

Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths: Ronald Clark – Courts and Tribunal Judiciary

Date of report: 8 April 2019 Deceased name: Ronald Clark Coroners name: David Clark Coroners Area: Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Category: Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths; Product related deaths This report is being sent to:

Complex Gynaecology: Congenital Gynaecological Anomalies (Children of 13 years and above and Adults) – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This service specification covers the provision of specialised, multi-disciplinary team  gynaecological management, including surgery in some cases, for girls from 13 years of age and women with rare, congenital anomalies of the female genital tract. In a small number of

Service specification: Gender Identity Services for Adults (Surgical Interventions) – NHS England

This service specification covers the provision of surgical interventions for individuals on the NHS pathway of care for the treatment of gender dysphoria. This service specification should be read in conjunction with NHS England’s service specification for Gender Identity Services

Why do patients with a curative treatment plan for oesophago-gastric cancer not go on to receive surgery? – National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit

The main curative treatment for patients with localised OG cancer is to remove the tumour with surgery (usually along with receiving chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy). As many OG patients are diagnosed with the condition at an advanced stage, only 30% of

Regulation 28: Report to prevent future deaths: Mildred Clark – Courts and Tribunal Judiciary

Date of report: 25 April 2019 Ref: 2019-0127 Deceased name: Mildred Clark Coroners name: Sonia Hayes Coroners Area: Kent (North-East) Category: Emergency services related deaths (2019 onwards); Hospital Death (Clinical Procedures and medical management) related deaths This report is being

Organs and tissues to be excluded from the new system of organ and tissue donation in England (known as “opt-out” or “deemed consent”): Consultation on the Draft Human Tissue (Permitted Material: Exceptions) (England) Regulations 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

The Government recently passed the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 20191, a new law to change the rules for organ and tissue donation in England from 2020. The law introduced a system commonly called “opt-out” or “deemed consent”. From 2020,

Transforming elective care services: General Surgery: Learning from the Elective Care Development Collaborative – NHS England

This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation of general surgery elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to transform general surgery elective care services at pace, why this is

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