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90% of men receiving curative treatment for prostate cancer say their care was very good

Ninety percent of men who had surgery or radiotherapy to cure their prostate cancer in the English NHS rated their care as 8 or above on a scale ranging from 0 (“very poor”) to 10 (“very good”) according to the third annual report of the National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA). 
14 Dec 2016

Survival rates for patients receiving lung cancer surgery rise as number of operations increase

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.
06 Dec 2016

MBRRACE-UK Maternal Mortality Surveillance study highlights heart disease risk for pregnant women

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.
07 Dec 2016

NHS patients needing vital surgery to prevent a major stroke are ‘not being operated on quickly enough’

Hundreds of patients are not having vital surgery quickly enough which could prevent them from having a major stroke, the Royal College of Surgeons and Vascular Society have warned today.
30 Nov 2016 Clinical Outcomes Publication Team, Patient & Public Involvement

Latest annual Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) report reveals further improvement in stroke care is needed.

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.
29 Nov 2016