Our quality story

Asking patients to rate their surgery

The national Patient Reported Outcome Measure – also known as PROMS – asks patients to assess how they feel about the success of their surgery. Patients complete a questionnaire before their surgery, and another a few months later to ask whether the surgery met their expectations. 

What's the standard?

We currently use the PROMS scheme to assess hip and knee replacements, as well as hernia repair and varicose vein treatment, although only the results for hips and knees include enough patients for the results to be used to draw meaningful conclusions.

How are we doing?

Feedback from our patients who have had a hip replacement shows that they rated the improvement in their health following surgery about the same as patients at other hospitals.

Feedback from patients who have had a knee replacement shows that they rated the improvement in their health following surgery less positively than patients at other hospitals.

Find out more

For more information, see our quality accounts.

NHS Choices also has more information about PROMS.

Got a question?

If you have a question about or comment on this information, please contact the communications team at communicationsteam@gstt.nhs.uk.

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What patients think can be influenced by many factors, including how much better they hope the surgery will make them feel.

We want to increase the number of patients completing a questionnaire so that we can understand what matters to them and how we might improve their care.  

 

Page last updated: June 9 2016