quality improvement

A quality improvement project on operative records

November 16, 2023

Background Accurate and legible operative notes are critical for providing high-quality postoperative care and they also serve a crucial role for medicolegal disputes.1,2 The General Medical Council (GMC) has emphasised the importance of good documentation as part of good medical practice.3 Additionally, the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) has developed a guideline that…

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National Wound Care Strategy Programme: past, present and future

November 21, 2022

Introduction Wound care consumes a considerable proportion of NHS resources, particularly for services that deliver healthcare outside hospitals.1 It is estimated that around 50% of community nursing time is spent delivering wound care.2 The burden is considerable for people living with wounds who too often cannot access the right care early enough in their wound…

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