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CORESS is a Confidential Reporting System for Surgery
CORESS is an independent charity, which aims to promote safety
in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector.
The charity receives confidential incident reports from
surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential reports
are analysed by the CORESS Advisory Committee, who make
comments and extract lessons to be learned. CORESS then publishes
these reports alongside the Advisory Committees' safety
lessons in surgical literature to educate fellow surgeons,
and to reduce the chances of a similar incident re-occurring
in another theatre. CORESS aims to educate, rather than
blame, and it serves all surgical disciplines.
Incident reports can be made in confidence to the CORESS website.
Incidents may include diagnostic or operative errors, technical or
maintenance failues, regulatory or procedural issues or unsafe
practices or protocols.
BASO is represented at CORESS meetings by Mike Shackcloth, who
is a Member of the BASO Council.