The focus of CORESS is on detecting and learning from no-harm, near-miss and low harm events encountered during routine surgical practice. The programme collects reports of such events, analyses them and disseminates the learning contained within them to a wide surgical audience and other agencies involved in Patient Safety matters. These events are known collectively as ‘Accident Precursor Events’ or simply ‘Precursors’.
See previous reports below.
Summer 2021 - Unrecognised limb ischemia following trauma, differences of opinion in management for tongue laceration, lack of communica
In England, there are around 200 specialist paediatric surgeons working across 22 specialist trusts. This report presents recommendations to improve surgery for children based on visits to these specialist centres and 67 high-volume, non-specialist trusts.
Key recommendations include:
delivering surgery for the most complex conditions in fewer centres of expertise.
reducing the number of unnecessary operations.
increasing the scope of day surgery.
You will need a FutureNHS account to view this report, or you can view a short video summary which includes key recom