Health & the NHS

Cancer Care In Scotland Rated Highly At 95%

"People receiving cancer care in Scotland have rated it highly at a 95% approval rating. The result comes from the Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey funded jointly by the Scottish Government and Macmillan Cancer Support. Janice Preston, Head of Macmillan in Scotland, said: “It’s great news that people overwhelmingly rate their experience of care as good, and it’s really positive to see there have been some areas of improvement from the first survey.”"

NHS Scotland's Largest Reductions In Surgical Deaths Ever Documented

"A World Health Organization safety checklist to encourage teamwork and communication during operations has been associated with a 37% reduction in the death rate after operations, with a notably dramatic fall since 2007/8. Dr Atul Gawande, who introduced the checklist and co-authored the above study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, said: ‘Scotland’s health system is to be congratulated for a multi-year effort that has produced some of the largest population-wide reductions in surgical deaths ever documented.’"