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PARTICIPANTS BY ROLE:
Consultant
79 62.70%
SpR
16 12.70%
Basic or Core
surgical Trainee
7
5.56%
Other NCHD
13
10.32%
Retired
9 7.14%
None of the above
2
1.59%
126 100%
PARTICIPANTS BY SPECIALTY AREA:
General/Vascular Surgery
99
78.57%
Trauma & Orthopaedics
5
3.97%
Urology
6 4.76%
ENT
4 3.17%
Plastic Surgery
8
6.35%
Pediatric
0
0%
Cardiothoracic
4
3.17%
Neurosurgery
0 0%
Oral & Maxillofacial
0
0%
126 100%
HERE ARE THE RESULTS:
I support the proposed re-organisation of
surgical services within singularly managed
hospital groups
Yes 75 61.48%
No 47 38.52%
122 100%
The proposed re-organisation of surgical
services within singularly managed hospital
groups will deliver better value for money...
Yes 71 55.91%
No 56 44.09%
127 100%
The proposed re-organisation of surgical
services within singularly managed hospital
groups represents a threat to the viability
of emergency surgical services in smaller
hospitals...
Yes 105 82.68%
No 22 17.32%
127 100%
The proposed re-organisation of surgical
services within singularly managed hospital
groups represents an opportunity for the
development of protected elective surgery
units in smaller hospitals within each
network...
Yes 106 85.48%
No 18 14.52%
124 100%
Surgical workforce planning across all
sites within each hospital group including
re-organisation of Consultant and NCHD
sessions will be required to ensure hospital
groups work effectively...
Yes 107 95.54%
No 5
4.46%
112 100%
There is a need for more flexible manpower
structures to endure sustainable, quality
patient care...
Yes 114 91.94%
No 10
8.06%
124 100%
There should be a single department of
surgery for each hospital group with a single
clinical director...
Yes 76 68.47%
No 35 31.53%
111 100%
There should be a clinical lead for each
surgical specialty within a hospital group...
Yes 111 90.98%
No 11 9.02%
122 100%
There should be a clinical lead for surgery
on each geographic site within each hospital
group...
Yes 75 63.56%
No 43 36.44%
118 100%
Each hospital should be resourced and
required to include all surgical patients in
relevant NOCA-approved audits...
Yes 111 97.37%
No 3 2.63%
114 100%
Specialist surgical OPD clinics should be
provided at multiple sites within the region
including smaller hospitals...
Yes 99 80.49%
No 24 19.51%
123 100%
Below you will find two statements,
which do you AGREE with:
Low complexity specialist
surgery (day case, five-day)
should be provided at
smaller hospitals in
each group.
84
70%
All specialist surgery
should be provided at a
central location in larger
hospitals with the exception
of minor and OPD
procedures.
36 30%
120 100%
Patients should not normally leave the region
for outpatient or surgical treatment where that
specialty is available in the region...
Yes 104 87.39%
No 15 12.61%
119 100%
A single outpatient waiting list should be
provided for each specialty (rather than at
individual consultant level) on a regional/
hospital group basis...
Yes 61 51.69%
No 57 48.31%
118 100%
Patients seen in OPD and scheduled for
surgery should normally be treated by
the same Consultant who provided their
outpatient assessment...
Yes 113 92.62%
No 9 7.38%
122 100%
Surgical trainees should rotate through
different networks/group and be exposed to
working in different hospital types during their
training...
Yes 116 93.55%
No 8 6.45%
124 100%
Services providing 24-hour emergency cover
should be based on rosters which are no
more frequent than:
1:3 8
6.35%
1:5 48 38.10%
1:7 46 36.51%
1:9 9 7.14%
1:12 15 11.90%
126 100%
Where the numbers of surgeons are
inadequate to provide acceptable on call
rosters, emergency services should be
consolidated onto a single site...
Yes 118 93.65%
No 8 6.35%
126 100%
Surgeons should not normally be on call for
emergencies on more than one geographical
site...
Yes 112 90.32%
No 12 9.68%
124 100%
Surgeons providing outreach services
(outpatient or inpatient) at another site should
not also be responsible for emergencies on
another site at the same time...
Yes 108 89.26%
No 13 10.74%
121 100%
VOTING DRAWS SESSION TO A CLOSE
In an electronic voting process, with anonymity protected, the 126 delegates voted on
a number of key questions in relation to the centralisation vs regionalisation theme.
CENTRALISATION VS REGIONALISATION
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