Future Surgery, brings together surgeons, anaesthetists and the whole perioperative team. Designed specifically to meet the training needs, promote networking and develop a stronger voice for all surgical professionals and their multidisciplinary teams in perioperative care.
Our CPD accredited speaker programme explores disruptive technology, connectivity, human factors, training and research to support the transformation of the profession and the improved care and safety of patients.
Future Surgery is the biggest gathering of surgical and operating theatre teams with over 110 expe
The white paper makes the following recommendations:
NHS England to implement standardised vascular access provision across the whole NHS with ringfenced funding.
NHS England to conduct their own national survey to understand fully the vascular access provision within all Trusts. This survey needs to provide complete information on current practice and impact on patients, staff, the Trust, and the wider integrated care system (ICS).
NHS England to support NIVAS in creating a national standardised training programme for vascular access.
This one day course from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will teach junior surgical trainees fundamental knowledge of vascular emergencies and investigations, as well as basic vascular suturing skills irrespective of their specialty. Through lectures, interactive discussion and practical skills stations, participants should be able to assess vascular emergencies, interpret vascular investigations and formulate possible treatment options, perform end-to-end, end-to-side anastomosis as well as vein patch and embolectomy by the end of the course.
The focus of CORESS is on detecting and learning from no-harm, near-miss and low harm events encountered during routine surgical practice. The programme collects reports of such events, analyses them and disseminates the learning contained within them to a wide surgical audience and other agencies involved in Patient Safety matters. These events are known collectively as ‘Accident Precursor Events’ or simply ‘Precursors’.
See previous reports below.
Summer 2021 - Unrecognised limb ischemia following trauma, differences of opinion in management for tongue laceration, lack of communica
Based on quality improvement initiatives undertaken at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and Emory University Hospitals, this guide assists quality improvement practitioners in leading an effort to improve prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism.
This GIRFT report for vascular surgery recommends the adoption of a fully-fledged vascular networks model across the NHS in England, to give patients faster access to urgent surgery and save lives. According to the report, the model would help reduce the likelihood of life-threatening strokes, TIAs (transient ischaemic attacks), aortic aneurysm ruptures and arterial blockages.
The report makes 17 recommendations, including:
developing formal 'hub' and 'spoke' networks.
reducing the time to treatment for vital surgical interventions.
improving perioperative and follow-u