How our surgeons are performing
NHS England – the organisation which oversees the day-to-day operation of the National Health Service – has begun to publish facts and figures about the performance of individual hospital surgeons.
This information will cover an increasing number of operations – including heart, kidney and stomach surgery. It looks at the number of operations a surgeon carries out, and aims to measure how successful these procedures have been.
What's the standard?
There is no set standard because the difficulty of an operation can vary greatly from patient to patient and surgeons develop their skills throughout their careers. The most experienced surgeons do the most difficult operations.
Find out more
For full details see NHS Choices.
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Page last updated: June 9 2016