[PDF] Learning from Invited Reviews: 2019 full report

Royal College of Surgeons - RCS
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
Publication date:
25 March 2019


This report finds that where rare problems occur in surgical practice, poor team working between surgeons is often a major factor.  Analysis of 100 surgical reviews over ten years conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) identifies poor teamwork as an issue leading to problems in surgical practice in over three-quarters (76%t) of the reviews. In more than two-thirds (68%) of the RCS reviews, timely recognition and resolution of concerns was an issue. Alongside the report, the RCS has developed an interactive web resource to help hospital teams improve the quality of discussions about surgical practice and the action that takes place in response to it.