Letters

Risk assessors need to be assessed

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7423.1108-b (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1108
  1. P M Lewis, specialist registrar, trauma and orthopaedic surgery (pete.lewis1@virgin.net),
  2. AR Evans,
  3. R Kulkarni, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon,
  4. P Roberts, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP9 2UB

    EDITOR–The Commission for Health Improvement recommends that NHS trusts undergo risk assessment so that potential weaknesses can be identified under the health Act 1999. A private company produced a risk assessment for our trust that included a table for the top 10 consultant surgeons by volume of complications. Clinicians immediately raised serious concerns about the accuracy of …

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