Search Tag: England

Improving Survival of Critical Care Patients With COVID-19 in England

2021 23 Feb

Data from the UK suggests that there has been an improvement in the survival of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 in recent months. Case-fatality rate of hospitalised patients declined from 6% in April 2020 to 1.5% by July 2020.  A possible explanation for this shift may be the fact that there has been a shift in the demographics of people admitted... Read more

Do Not Attempt CPR Decisions - Consistency Needed

2016 02 Aug

Patient preferences for “Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)” decisions and how health services deal with them are the subject of a review published by the UK National Institute for Health Research. Prof. Gavin Perkins , professor of critical care medicine, University of Warwick,  and colleagues, set out to identify why conflict... Read more

New Sepsis Guidelines for England

2016 25 Jul

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in England has issued guidelines on sepsis with one key message - health professionals in any setting should treat signs of sepsis as urgently as suspected heart attacks. The guidelines cover recognition and early assessment, diagnostic and prognostic value of blood markers for sepsis, initial treatment,... Read more

MIR 2014: Radiology - A Bright Future?

2014 07 Oct

While the radiology workload is increasing, radiologists are expected to just do more, said Prof. Erika Denton (pictured), National Clinical Director for Diagnostics, National Health Service (NHS) England, speaking at the Management in Radiology (MIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Bologna, 2-3 October 2014. Change is needed, and data about services is... Read more