Ops done by employed surgeons set to rise

Laingbuisson private healthcare summit 2022 

A huge rise in the number of private operations performed by consultant surgeons who are directly employed by independent hospitals is predicted by 2027.

Over 200 delegates, including doctors, hospital bosses and healthcare organisations were asked to vote:

As many as 42% said a quarter to half of operations in the next five years would be done by surgeons on an employment contract. 

Just over a third believed it would be 10%-25% while 15% of delegates thought these surgeons would account for more than 50% of procedures. 

Only 8% thought less than 10% of operations would be done by these consultants.