In December 2012, NHS England asked ten clinical specialties to report outcomes for individual consultants. In response, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland published in September 2013 the mortality of patients in the first 90 days after a planned operation undertaken to remove a bowel cancer for named surgeons practicing in England.

The outcomes are assessed based on data provided by the National Bowel Cancer Audit for patients whose bowel cancer was diagnosed between April 2010 and March 2012.

On the search page, you can find the results for all NHS Trusts in England and search for the surgeons who work within these Trusts.

Information about how the mortality after a planned bowel cancer operation was calculated can be found in our Information for Patients page.

More detailed information about the methods that were used can be found in our explanatory notes. These notes describe how the reported results have been adjusted for differences in the physical condition of the patients and the severity of their cancer to make sure that surgeons who operate on more difficult cases are not unfairly penalised.

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