Acute Care Surgery: United Kingdom

  • Bernard F. Ribeiro
  • Simon Paterson-Brown
  • Murat Akyol
  • Michael Walsh
  • Andrew Sim
  • Christopher Aylwin


The United Kingdom can, with some justification, claim to be the first country to introduce a modern, comprehensive accident service. Historically, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland were divided into counties, each with a county town, a diocese, a cathedral and bishop, and a hospital. During the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), a large number of hospitals were built; these formed the basis of the United Kingdom’s district general hospitals.


National Health Service Acute Care Acute Appendicitis Small Bowel Obstruction Junior Doctor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard F. Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Simon Paterson-Brown
    • 2
  • Murat Akyol
    • 3
  • Michael Walsh
    • 4
  • Andrew Sim
    • 5
  • Christopher Aylwin
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBasildon University HospitalBasildonUK
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryThe Royal Infirmary EdinburghEdinburghUK
  3. 3.University Department of Surgery and The Transplant UnitThe Royal Infirmary of EdinburghEdinburghScotland, UK
  4. 4.Department of Vascular and Trauma SurgeryThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK
  5. 5.Department of Surgery and Remote and Rural Medicine, University of Highlands and IslandsWestern Isles HospitalStornowayUK
  6. 6.Department of General Surgery, Trauma ServiceRoyal London HospitalLondonEngland, UK

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