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Cataract surgery restricted

13th November 2017

Eye units restricting access to cataract surgery on grounds of visual acuity thresholds.

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Long surgery waits have tripled in four years

2nd June 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons say patients waiting six months or more for surgery has tripled in four years in England.

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Obese patients face surgery delays

28th November 2016

Smokers and obese people will have routine surgery delayed in York.

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One in ten dying after bowel surgery

30th June 2015

Audit across England and Wales finds too many patients are dying following emergency bowel surgery.

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Pioneering surgery saves bowels

16th March 2015

Technique developed to 'save' bowel when performing polyp removal surgery.

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Inpatient surgery transferred from Stafford

11th February 2015

Overnight inpatient stays have been transferred from Stafford to Royal Stoke University Hospital and Royal Wolverhampton Trust.

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Surgery restrictions for smokers and obese

4th December 2014

The NHS in Devon has said smokers and morbidly obese will be denied routine surgery unless they quit or lose weight.

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Patient surgery app created by Imperial

11th July 2014

Mobile app created to help patients prepare for surgery.

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Older people face age discrimination

4th July 2014

A new report suggests older people face discrimination when doctors decide whether or not to give them surgery.

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Woman woke at point of surgery

16th April 2014

A patient having an appendix removed awoke before surgery unable to tell NHS staff she was conscious.

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