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How our surgeons are performing

NHS England – the organisation which oversees the day-to-day operation of the National Health Service – publishes facts and figures about the performance of individual hospital surgeons.

This information covers 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 website.

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Page last updated: December 4 2019