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The new report published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS), demonstrates further improvements in survival rates following lung cancer surgery.
The latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths from the national collaborative programme studying maternal and infant deaths, MBRRACE-UK, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership shows that in 2012-14, 8.5 women per 100,000 died during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. The report, ‘Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care’, highlights that two in every 100,000 died from heart disease, which is the leading cause of women dying in pregnancy or the early weeks after childbirth. There has been no significant change in the overall national maternal death rate since the last report.
The third annual SSNAP report reveals that despite stroke care continuing to improve year on year, much more work is still required to ensure that all patients have access to high quality care regardless of where they live or when they are admitted to hospital.
The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) launches findings from its 2016 acute organisational audit showing that the way that care is provided for people with acute stroke continues to improve with more provision of weekend therapy and better access to early supported discharge (ESD) teams.