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2016

Consultant Outcomes Data 2015 for bariatric surgery will published in December 2016


 

2015

Consultant Outcomes Data 2015 for bariatric surgery was published in April 2016

The consultant outcomes website can be viewed on http://nbsr.e-dendrite.com/ to view individual consultant and hospital outcomes.

BOMSS 2014 COP statement:

Click here to read the full statement on the data:


2014

Consultant Outcomes Data 2014 for bariatric surgery published on Thursday, October 9 2014

The consultant outcomes website can be viewed on http://nbsr.e-dendrite.com/ to view individual consultant and hospital outcomes.

BOMSS statement:

BOMSS welcomes the second annual publication of data on the performance of individual consultant surgeons who perform bariatric surgery across NHS England for the financial years 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Figures released by the National Bariatric Surgical Registry (NBSR) on behalf of BOMSS show 144 consultant surgeons contributing to the NBSR from 49 hospitals. There was 100% consent for publication from surgeons on the NBSR and the results revealed no potential statistical outliers for mortality or length of stay.

The total number of primary operations recorded was 5,419 for the financial year 2013/14. The average length of hospital stay for all operations was 2.6 days.

Overall for the two years, the average patient body mass index (BMI) of patients was 50.2 kg/m2 and the average weight was 139.7kg, indicating that they were twice the ideal weight for their height.

Again over two years there were seven recorded deaths – giving an in-hospital mortality rate of 0.07%, equivalent to a survival rate of 99.93%.

Click here to read the full statement on the data:


2013

Consultant surgeon level outcome data was first published in September 2013 – available at http://www.bomss.org.uk/surgeondata

Search for individual surgeon or unit data at http://nbsr.e-dendrite.com/. This now includes the 2013 publication of all data since 2012.

or via the new MyNHS / NHSChoices Website at http://www.nhs.uk/mynhs/


Consultant Outcome Publications

In December 2012, NHS England pledged to put more information about the quality of patient care provided by hospitals and individual doctors in the public domain. This commitment extended to individual surgeons who were requested to publish outcomes data – or the results of the surgery they perform.
BOMSS welcomes the publication of data on the performance of individual surgeons in several specialities across NHS England, including bariatric surgery. The Society also stresses the importance of multi-disciplinary teams in ensuring that success rates for surgery remain high.

For the bariatric speciality, figures released by the National Bariatric Surgical Registry (NBSR) cover 106 consultant surgeons contributing to the NBSR for the financial year 2013/14. There was 95% consent for publication from surgeons on the NBSR (101 surgeons) and the results revealed no potential statistical outliers for mortality or length of stay.

The total number of primary operations recorded was 4,389. There were three recorded deaths for an in-hospital mortality rate of 0.07%, equivalent to survival rate of 99.93%. The average length of hospital stay for all operations was 2.5 days.

The average body mass index (BMI) for the patients was 50.6 kg/m2 and the average weight was 141 kg, indicating that the patients were twice the ideal weight for their height. 72.8% of patients were female.

The average number of obesity-related diseases for each patient, for example type 2 diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea, was 3.6.

According to HES we estimate that the overall in-hospital mortality rate for bariatric surgery was 0.11% for the four financial years 09/10 to 12/13, equivalent to a survival rate of 99.89%, validating the very low mortality from bariatric surgery recorded by the consultant surgeons contributing to the NBSR.

The data is available on the NHS Choices website – www.nhs.uk – and a dedicated website – http://nbsr.e-dendrite.com/

Mr Richard Welbourn, President of BOMSS and Chair of the NBSR, says: “The publication of surgeon-level data highlights the safety of bariatric surgery and gives patients and other members of the public the opportunity to review the work of individual surgeons. We want patients with severe and complex obesity to feel confidence in NHS care and, as surgeons, we want to deliver the best treatment for individuals in the context of team working as well as individual performance.”

We recommend that patients discuss the likely outcomes of their treatment with their surgeon before an operation, so that they can understand what to expect from their operation given their own circumstances.