NCEPOD


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NCEPOD

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. A registered UK charity which performs investigations to determine if a patient’s death was inevitable (i.e., unpreventable), and makes recommendations based on the findings of the studies it undertakes. In addition to the evidence gathered in its reports, NCEPOD considers evidence already available before agreeing within the organisation which recommendations to promote.
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major, major+), and NCEPOD classification of intervention (i.
Lack of intraoperative monitoring of the high risk patient was criticised by the NCEPOD document as it was found to be carried out only in a minority of patients, despite evidence that it is effective (Pearse et al 2005, NICE 2011).
A highly rated African doctor in the UK, with regular overseas commitments, Prof Konotey-Ahulu asked the prime minister to take a look at what he and Prof Graham Serjeant, a white doctor who was the former director of the second largest sickle cell disease clinic in the world based in Jamaica, had said over the years about the established practice in Britain where morphine or "heroin pumps" are routinely administered to sickle cell disease patients despite their "lethal consequences" as NCEPOD had just revealed.
Dr Konotey-Ahulu wondered why leading lights in the British media did not give the NCEPOD report the high profile coverage it deserved.
Though beyond the remit of this review, the NCEPOD report clearly demonstrates that the guidelines developed by NICE are not being fully implemented.
Box 1 Principle recommendations Reprinted from: NCEPOD 2011 'Knowing the risk-A review of the perioperative care of surgical patients'
National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths 2004 The NCEPOD Classification of Intervention London, NCEPOD
National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death 1994 The Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths 1992/3 London, NCEPOD
National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths 1999 Extremes of Age London, NCEPOD
NCEPOD 1999 Extremes of Age--The 1999 Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death London, NCEPOD
The NCEPOD report, Extremes of Age (NCEPOD 1999), found that there was poor fluid management and fluid chart documentation in this group of patients, and the incidence of perioperative hypotension in this group was 17% (Figure 1).
It is acknowledged by many bodies, for example NCEPOD in the UK (NCEPOD 2006) that this is not desirable.