Tag Archives: Acute Medical Unit Consultant Input

Quality Improvement in Urgent and Emergency Care (NHS Improvement / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary An earlier BBC News description of the problem: Full Text Link Reference Cawley, L. (2017). Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals. London: BBC Health News, March 16th 2017. Further context and introductory analysis: Full Text … Continue reading

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Stroke Mortality and Weekend Working (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary A recent study indicates that stroke survival is associated with the number of nurses available at weekends, but not the frequency of doctors’ ward rounds. The importance of the so-called “weekend effect” is widely recognised across many areas of … Continue reading

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Accident and Emergency Departments Understaffed by Nearly 10% (BBC News / BBC 5 Live / NHS Confederation / College of Emergency Medicine)

Summary England’s accident and emergency departments may be understaffed by nearly 10% on average, a BBC 5 Live survey has suggested. The BBC 5 Live Freedom of Information request discovered that 101 out of 166 hospital trusts responding had 1,260 vacant posts. Read more: BBC News. A&E departments … Continue reading

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Acute Care Toolkit 4: Delivering 12-hour, 7-day Acute Medical Unit Consultant Input (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary This is the fourth in a series of acute care toolkits. This toolkit, “Acute care toolkit 4: delivering a 12-hour, 7-day consultant presence on the acute medical unit”, supplies practical guidance for hospital managers and clinical staff on organising acute … Continue reading

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