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Expert vascular care from a Vascular Surgeon covering Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. Treating Varicose Veins, aneurysms, carotid disease.

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Head Injury management guidelines for trainee general surgeons

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Written by Jeremy Ganz   
Monday, 25 June 2012 10:41


This short set of guidelines is aimed at surgical trainees who will of necessity have to care for head injuries. The frequency of these injuries treated in emergency departments is roughly 1500/100000 patients per year in the UK. There are only 15/100000 referred to neurosurgical departments and of these 9/100000 die1. Thus while the course of the great majority of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) is benign, the frequency of the condition is such that it is the major cause of mortality between the ages of >1 and 44. It follows from the above that neurosurgical departments will be involved in between 5 to 15% of patients. Thus 85 to 95% of patients will be managed either by general practitioners or general or orthopaedic surgeons.

While the great majority of TBIs run a benign course requiring no special treatment there is the well-known risk of epidural bleeding with delayed clinical deterioration and concomitant threat to life. For this reason patients who have suffered a head injury with loss of consciousness are observed overnight. This involves a considerable effort and expense for a condition which occurs in 0.83/100000 of the UK population 7per year. However, these bleeds occur most frequently in people under 60 years of age. Since the injury is in principle curable and occurs in younger patients, the extra effort is considered worthwhile despite the expense.


In safe hands? Reducing errors in the operating team

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Thursday, 28 October 2010 02:20

The Royal Society of Medicine are holding a symposium on safer operating room practise.

In safe hands? Reducing errors in the operating team

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Organiser: Society Conferences with Patient Safety and Surgery Sections and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Venue: RSM


MEET congress - Video Session

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Sunday, 07 March 2010 23:06

Prof Cheshire and Prof Mangialardi are organizing the video session during the MEET congress.  If you or someone of yours have any interesting cases to present please submit it to us as soon as possible.

Visit the MEET congress website at for more details.


Surgeons needed for Africa

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Friday, 09 July 2010 21:29

Ever scared of the acute abdomen?  Find large hernias difficult? Want to be happy doing emergency sigmoid colectomies on your own? Want more general surgical paediatric experience? Well come to St Francis’ hospital in Zambia.  They are desperate for surgeons.  Currently the only surgeon is a UK GP (65 year old) who last practiced surgery in the 80’s.

I worked there for a year 2005-2006 and it has surgically set me up for life (as well as teaching me a lot about myself and being a better doctor).

It is an amazing place – it’s completely safe, there is essentially no crime and you are 50 miles from one of the best game parks in the world (South Luangwa National Park).  St Francis is run by a UK born and trained paediatrician (who can also do sections, colectomies and hernias) Shelia Parkinson, a truly great person.

James and Faith Cairns organise for UK doctors to go out and work there – they would be happy to answer any questions, as I would. They pay your flights, sort out all you insurance contributions and pay you subsistence allowance out there.

They are desperately short of surgeons and need you.

See the hospital website at

Please click here to view an article I wrote about my time there.

James and Faith’s e-mail is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Rob Bethune

Clinical Advisor to the Regional Director of Public Health

ST5 General Surgery, Severn Deanery


Inguinal hernia repair added to the operative howto

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009 20:45

David Longmore has contributed an article on how to perform an open inguinal hernia repair. It would be great to get more contributions. The website will always display this articles for free, so get famous and help your colleauges.

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