Everyone Counts – Improving Outcomes for Patients

NHS England has begun the staged publication of mortality rates for individual hospital consultants in ten specialties, a major breakthrough in NHS transparency.

This leads a push to give patients more information about their treatment, helping the NHS drive up and maintain the quality of care.

The full data - covering around 3,500 consultants - can be seen on the NHS Choices website. Click the link top right of this page to see it.

Burton Hospitals welcomes publication of consultant level outcomes data for surgical specialities. Our consultants locally have been supportive of this approach and have consented to be included. Transparency and the publication of outcomes is crucial to maintaining our high quality service.

The data published  so far reflects outcomes of major elective (planned) orthopaedic operations, and some data from major thyroid operations. Data on outcomes after bowel cancer surgery from national Bowel Cancer Audit will be published in Autumn 2013. The preliminary data does not identify any outliers or excess deaths in any of our clinical teams.

Burton Hospitals does not perform elective major vascular, bariatric, cardiac upper gastrointestinal or urological surgery so has not submitted data to these national audits. Similarly interventional cardiology is not performed locally. Surgeons in Burton enthusiastically contribute to local and regional audits of their outcomes.

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