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Improving the working environment for safe surgical care

A paper from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh makes recommendations to government to improve safety in the delivery of surgical treatment and patient care.

The report notes factors adversely affecting morale, including a lack of team structure, poor communication, high stress levels, and limited training opportunities. The report also records how staff, at times, feel diverted away from the patient-centred care they strive to deliver because of administrative and IT issues, and believe that being more innovative and efficient with existing resources could make a positive difference.