2 Week Wait – from ED

September 24, 2023

Non-Site-Specific Service The non-site-specific service is an excellent service for the investigation of suspected cancer within 2 weeks. Primarily NSS accept referrals for Cancer of… Read more

Bilary Disease

January 21, 2021

Gallstones are common, with a prevalence of approximately 10–15% of adults in Europe and the U.S. Most of the time patients are asymptomatic. but there are several ways… Read more

Chronic Pancreatitis

November 7, 2020

Chronic pancreatitis is a low grade inflammatory disease of the pancreas. It can occur after an attack of acute pancreatitis or can present on its… Read more

CT Abdo/Pelvis & Pregnancy Testing

December 11, 2019

Radiology are now requesting blood pregnancy testing reproductive females from 10-35days from last period. But what is wrong with urine pregnancy testing? Read more

Diverticulosis, diverticular disease and diverticulitis

December 30, 2020

The prevalence of diverticula Is unknown as most are asymptomatic. However, it is rare before the age of 40 and increases with age. Diverticulosis occurs… Read more

Necrotising Fasciitis

November 28, 2020

Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a rare but serious bacterial infection that affects the soft tissue and fascia (Fournier gangrene, is NF affecting the perineum). In… Read more

Octaplex – work fast its an EMERGENCY!

April 3, 2021

Activate EARLY in head injury patients on warfarin. Order on EPR & Paper [see below] Infuse over no more than 30 min Recheck INR at 30… Read more

Surgery Referral Pathway

November 9, 2020

Introduction The Surgical and ED teams have worked closely to provide an agreed process, to aid patient flow through the ED and help to maintain… Read more

Upper GI Bleed (UGIB)

October 20, 2020

Not normally difficult to spot, but look for it in unexplained anaemia, or collapse. Questions Is it VARICEAL? Mortality 35%, so is an emergency whatever… Read more