Monday, 4 February 2019

300,000 extra operations could be carried out every year 'if surgeons planned holidays in advance'

300,000 extra operations could be carried out every year 'if surgeons planned holidays in advance'

An extra 300,000 operations could be carried out in England if surgeons planned their holidays in advance and managed their time better, watchdogs have suggested.

Regulators said better scheduling of surgery, and planning ahead could mean around 290,000 more operations carried out annually.

NHS Improvement on Monday urged hospitals to use a simple model, which means surgical staff agree their annual leave six weeks in advance and plan their surgical lists afterwards. The Telegraph

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