South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Emergency General Surgery – A review of Acute Trusts in the South West

Emergency General Surgery (EGS) represents the largest number of surgical admissions in UK hospitals and accounts for a high number of complications, resulting in long periods of care and a high number of fatalities. This report provides advice on how EGS services should be configured in the South West, based on available evidence and guidance, to provide comprehensive, high quality emergency care that is sustainable for the future.

Clinical Senate

South West

Status:

Complete

Date:

Types of Work:

Advice

Theme

Service Optimisation

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

No

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

yes

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

http://www.swsenate.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Emergency-General-Surgery-FINAL-7.2.17.pdf