Table 1

Details of cataract theatre lists studied

Institution12345
Type of theatre list studiedRoutine theatre listRoutine theatre listA. Routine theatre list
B. Weekend initiative list
C. Dedicated high volume list
Routine theatre listNHS patients receiving surgery at adjacent private institution
No of sessions observed44A. 2
B. 2
C. 2
22
Median no of operations scheduled/list66A. 7.5
B. 9
C. 13.5
713
Total no of cases studied2322A. 14
B. 16
C. 27
1226
Percentage of operations cancelled on the day (%)4.2%8.3%A. 6.67%
B. 11.1%
C. 0
14.3%0
Allied healthcare professionals3 nurses3 nurses, 1 HCAA. 3.5 nurses, 1 ODP
B. 3 nurses, 1 HCA
C. 4 nurses, 1 HCA, 1 ODP, 1 medical secretary
3 nurses2 nurses, 1 HCA, 1 ODP
  • HCA, healthcare care assistant; NHS, National Health Service; ODP, operating department practitioner.