The Invited Reviews service was formed in 1998 and offers consultancy services to healthcare organisations on which they may require independent and external advice. Reviews provide an opportunity to healthcare organisations to deal with issues and concerns at an early stage.
Medical directors (MDs) or chief executive officers (CEOs) of healthcare organisations can request an invited review when they feel the practice of clinical medicine is compromised and there are potential concerns over patient safety.
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Invited Reviews service has gained a wealth of experience dealing with demanding situations involving individuals, teams, departments and services. This is their learning from invited reviews report. It brings together their experiences across multiple specialities, identifying common themes and crystallising some of our generic findings, which will prove useful to all in clinical leadership roles.