We need a single repository of data, bringing together information on a surgeon’s work across all sectors
18 Feb 2020
Professor Derek Alderson
To achieve common standards there need to be formal, contractual agreements between consultants and independent service providers, stipulating clear lines of accountability for patient safety. We want to see common processes for consultant appraisals, with information shared across sectors and between institutions. Those who fly in the face of clinical or ethical standards should not be able to hide in plain sight by switching between the NHS and the independent sector.