Consultant hand and wrist surgeon, Zaf Naqui, writes about his experience of collecting patient feedback and how it has influenced his medical practice. In my opinion, continued professional development (CPD) is a vital strand in enabling patient safety and high quality care in a constantly changing healthcare environment. I see it as a privilege afforded
This week we held the BSSH Instructional Courses in Hand Surgery. These are now in their 18th year; delegates and faculty convene in Manchester twice a year to learn about all aspects of Hand Surgery. Here I was with President Dai Newington delivering a mock examination to a senior surgeon in training. I believe these
Today I took part in BSSH Hand Trauma Symposium, held in Derby. Experts from around the UK came together to discuss how Hand Trauma is being managed around the country and what can be done to improve the standards and timeliness of Hand Trauma Care. There were some very exciting developments around the use of
This week I had the pleasure of being invited to the Manchester Accident and Emergency and Urgent Care centre study day. I was invited to host an interactive session on the assessment and management of conditions of the hand and wrist in the emergency setting. Front line staff, who deliver care within emergency departments and
Fantastic news this week that our research into the practice of wide-awake hand surgery, between the United Kingdom and Cyprus has been accepted for publication in the prestigious journal of “Hand Clinics”. Wide-awake hand surgery has exciting potentials for patients to undergo surgery without the pain of using the tourniquet and without the need for
We had a lot of fun today, in a highly interactive session with 45 GP’s from around the North West. I was able to share my technique, tips and tricks in how to safely inject to help treat conditions such as trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis in the hand and wrist and De Quervain’s
“American football has been a big part of my life for 28 years — I play regularly and also coach the Great Britain team. Two years ago, I was playing in Carlisle when I was tackled and fell on my right wrist. I felt something snap and went to A&E. An X-ray showed my wrist
We had a great response on Saturday to our health awareness campaign for arthritis of the Hand and Wrist. Many members of the public attended and common themes included how to get the right diagnosis, how to manage pain without surgery and what surgical options are available. The best general advice is to keep your
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