Future Healthcare

Transparency is clear to see

Transparency isn’t an ambition, it’s a reality that will drive consistency in patient-reported outcome measures and quality of care for patients, says Prof Carl Philpott.

ビジネスI am deeply encouraged by the momentum now starting to build in driving transparency in private healthcare.

There is a growing chorus calling for greater transparency, from the Private Healthcare Inform­ation Network (PHIN), Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and, more recently, from the now former Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt.

And if this is acted on, then increased transparency will help improve the quality of care for patients and drive patient safety.

In the work I do with ENT-UK, and acting as professionalism lead at Norwich Medical School, it is clear that for the next generation of healthcare professionals, transparency in performance data and patient health outcomes data will be commonplace.