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Trust publishes consultant performance data

Patients at a Manchester hospital are to become the first in the country to be able to pick their consultant based on their previous results.

Data for all of University Hospital of South Manchester Trust’s (UHSM) consultants will be put online by December.

It will allow people to make “informed choices”, a spokeswoman said.

Cardiac surgeon Ben Bridgewater, who helped create the new system, said most doctors “welcomed transparency”.

The data, which will show consultants’ results in relation to national standards, as well as what patients under their care have said about them, will be subject to “up to the minute” changes, the spokeswoman said.

It will begin with the details of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons being made available, with all 250 of the trust’s consultants being comparable by the end of the year.

Read more at BBC Health.

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