Information to help inform and support patients

The links are not exhaustive but are provided to sign post to the wide range of information and support available.

Issues relating to patient safety

Orthopaedic conditions, surgical procedures, complications and recovery

Helping patients prepare for surgery

Information on health conditions, treatments and your rights as a patient.

Medical regulators

  • General Medical Council: information about doctors qualifications, registration and licence to practise, including searchable database of all doctors registered to practise in the UK.  This includes information on professional standards and how to raise issues of concern about a doctors’ practise.
  • Care Quality Commission: provides information about hospitals across the UK, what standards patients should expect and how to raise concerns.

Publicly available data for different hospitals