Consultant treatment outcomes now published online – NHS England

Posted on July 25, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Surgery | Tags: , |

Consultant treatment outcomes now published online – NHS England

“NHS England is committed to making more information available about how services and professionals are performing. The aim is to drive up the quality of care in the NHS and help people choose the treatment that suits them best.

This initiative is a central part of NHS England’s ambition to ensure every patient gets high quality care, and to build improved services for the future.

On NHS Choices you’ll find links to information about individual consultants in a number of clinical areas. You can look at their results for a range of operations and treatments to help you make decisions about your care.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director of NHS England, said: ‘This is a major breakthrough in NHS transparency.

‘We know from our experience with heart surgery that putting this information into the public domain can help drive up standards. That means more patients surviving operations and there is no greater prize than that.’

The reporting of the data was led by Prof Ben Bridgewater from the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). Prof Bridgewater is a practising heart surgeon who leads the successful cardiac consultant-level reporting which paved the way for this work.”

… continues on the site

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