CORESS – a confidential reporting system for surgery

Posted 22 November 2016 in

CORESS is an independent charity, which aims to promote safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector.  The charity receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff.

These confidential reports are analysed by the CORESS Advisory Committee, who make comments and extract lessons to be learned. CORESS then publishes these reports alongside the Advisory Committees’ safety lessons in surgical literature to educate fellow surgeons, and to reduce the chances of a similar incident re-occurring in another theatre.

Who can report?

Any surgeon, surgical trainee, or theatre staff can submit reports in confidence to CORESS, irrespective of specialty.

How do I report?

Reports can be submitted online through the CORESS website. Simply download the Reporting Form, complete it online and return it automatically through the website.

Contact CORESS via email: or telephone: 020 7304 4778