Intercollegiate Endocrine Surgery Review
03 Aug 2022
Endocrinology is a medical specialty which focuses on hormones and the glands which produce them. Diseases of the endocrine system are a broad range of conditions encompassing both common and rare conditions which are best investigated and treated by a specialised multidisciplinary team. Surgery is an option in the management of some endocrine diseases and for some conditions is the best available treatment. It is therefore important that the surgical teams involved with these patients are informed, skilled and integrated into the multi disciplinary team and can demonstrate their competency in operative management of these patients.
The GIRFT review of endocrinology has identified variations in the current practice of endocrine surgery across the UK. This Joint Surgical Colleges review with representation from the Royal Colleges and Specialty Societies has looked at variation in the key areas of training, surgical activity, audit and appraisal.