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Keogh Mortality Report

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16 Jul 2013


On February 6 2013, the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England, to review the quality of care and treatment provided by those NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts that were persistent outliers on mortality indicators. A total of 14 hospital trusts were investigated as part of this review.

Although the 14 hospital trusts covered by the review were selected using national mortality measures as a "warning sign" or "smoke-alarm" for potential quality problems, the investigation looked more broadly at the quality of care and treatment provided within these organisations. The review considered the performance of the hospitals across six key areas:

  • mortality
  • patient experience
  • safety
  • workforce
  • clinical and operational effectiveness
  • leadership and governance


Commenting on the publication of this report, RCSEd President, Mr Ian Ritchie said:

"RCSEd welcomes any moves to improve patient care and its quality and will be studying the new Keogh report carefully, examining its implications for surgeons. The College is committed to supporting those affected as best possible."


You can download the full Keogh Mortality Review here, or for further information visit the NHS Choices website.


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