The Review of General Surgery published in June 2022 was a clinically led review established to address the challenges of the current configuration of general surgery in Northern Ireland which is not meeting modern demands because of increasing surgical specialisation, new technology, capacity gaps within the current structure and an increase in demand.
It was developed by a number of Workstreams feeding into an overarching Project Board, and was co-produced with clinicians and other professionals, Managers, and service users.
The key documents relating to the review are provided in the links below.
The workstream reports are available on the Department of Health website.
Regional General Surgery Network
The Review of General Surgery action to establish a Regional General Surgery Network has been fulfilled and this group oversees the implementation of the review. The Terms of Reference for the Network are provided below.