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Standards Documents

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Publications and Documents

NELA will audit delivery of care against existing standards. These have been drawn from the following publications and documents:

The Royal College of Surgeons of England / Department of Health. The Higher Risk General Surgical Patient: towards improved care for a forgotten group (2011).


The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Emergency Surgery: Standards for unscheduled care (2011)


National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death - Peri-operative care: Knowing the Risk Report (2011)


Elective and Emergency Surgery in the Elderly: An Age Old Problem (2010)


Emergency General Surgery: The Future, A Consensus Statement (2007)
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ASGBI Emergency General Surgery Consensus Statement (2007)


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Clinical Guideline 50: Acutely ill patients in hospital, 2007


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Medical Technologies Guidance: CardioQ-ODM