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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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.
Responding to the NCEPOD report, Dr Konotey-Ahulu wrote: "One enviable qualification we have is this: Both Graham Serjeant and I, in our different countries .
Report author and NCEPOD lead clinical co-ordinator Dr George Findlay said: "The recognition of acute illness, response to it and escalation of concerns to consultants when patients are deteriorating is not happening consistently across hospitals.
The findings were detailed in the 13th report of NCEPOD, the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths, an independent body backed by Royal Colleges and medical associations which monitors surgical health care.
The findings are detailed in the 13th report of NCEPOD, the National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths, an independent body backed by royal colleges and medical associations which monitors surgical health care.
Dr Anthony Gray, lead clinical co-ordinator of NCEPOD, said they strongly recommended greater consultant supervision out of hours despite this improvement.