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Local anaesthetic for TAVI is as safe and effective as general anaesthetic

Local anaesthetic for transcatheter aortic valve implantation or TAVI is as safe and effective as general anaesthetic, according to results of the FRANCE 2 registry presented at the European Society

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No need for patient safety investigation body

No need for patient safety investigation body There is no need for a clinical accident investigation body to be established to investigate NHS complaints but there should be better coordination

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Joined-up care needed for high-risk surgical patients

Joined-up care needed for high-risk surgical patients Health experts at the event highlighted the scale of the unmet need for the high-risk surgical patient and the future principles for a

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Medical Innovation Bill likely to inhibit innovation

Medical Innovation Bill likely to inhibit innovation On the day of the third reading in the House of Lords of the Medical Innovation Bill, the MDU has questioned the need

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King’s Fund quarterly report highlights mounting pressures

King’s Fund quarterly report highlights mounting pressures Responding to The King’s Fund quarterly report, which found pressures on hospitals are spreading beyond A&E, with waiting times rising and more operations

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High pain scores keeps surgery patients awake, extends hospital stay

High pain scores can make it difficult for some patients to get a good night’s rest while recovering in hospital following certain surgical procedures, and this often results in longer

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New care bundle leads to drop in death rate after emergency surgery

Four UK hospitals have achieved a huge reduction in the number of patients dying following emergency abdominal surgery, after adopting a ‘care bundle’ devised by patient safety specialists. The care

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Study offers new clue into how anaesthesia interacts with the brain

How anaesthesia interacts with the brain to block pain and induce a coma-like, memory-free state has been a mystery since anaesthesia was first used in operating theatres more than 160

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“Doctors should not fund the Professional Standards Authority (PSA)”

Doctors should not fund the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) through annual registration fees paid to the General Medical Council (GMC), the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has said. The MDU made