11 Dec 2014
"We are pleased that commissioners have listened to the arguments which surgeons and others have made about ensuring access to scheduled surgery. We were concerned that conditions imposing restrictions to surgical services were being set up solely as a way to manage financial pressures."
09 Dec 2014
Mr Burnham pledged that a Labour Government would commission the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and Cancer Research UK to investigate older people’s access to surgery and make recommendations to ensure there is equality of access.
05 Dec 2014
This report highlights the need for more research to understand why some older patients are not being put forward for operations.
03 Dec 2014
"We remain concerned that NEW Devon CCG are rationing access to scheduled surgery solely as a way to manage financial pressures. By delaying operations using short-term measures this will store up greater pressures on the service in the future."
01 Dec 2014
We hope politicians from all parties will have a reasoned debate in the run up to the general election about what is needed to improve and strengthen patient care in the NHS.
24 Nov 2014
Discussing how Good Surgical Practice can help surgeons to navigate the challenges of the profession today.
20 Nov 2014
“The figures released today showing that the number of children seeing the dentist has declined since 2006 is particularly concerning in light of a high rate of child tooth decay in England, as revealed by Public Health England in September. "
19 Nov 2014
The individual results of around 5,000 consultant surgeons have been published on the MyNHS website (NHS Choices).
16 Nov 2014
This is the second year that the NHS will publish, on-line, the outcomes of operations carried out by around 5,000 consultant surgeons.
14 Nov 2014
Hospitals face increasing pressure from rising demand. We must ensure that there are sufficient appropriately staffed beds to treat the increasing number of patients.