This is the seventeenth report published by NCEPOD and, as in previous years, could not have been achieved without the support and co-operation of a wide range of individuals and organisations.
Our particular thanks go to the following:

  • The local reporters in each hospital who work tirelessly to ensure full participation
    by their organisation
  • All those clinicians who contributed to the study by completing questionnaires
  • The expert group members and advisors whose names are listed in ‘Appendix 4 ’
  • The organisations who provide the funding to cover the cost of the Enquiry who are listed here:

National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
Aspen Healthcare
Benenden Hospital
Capio Health Care UK
Covenant Healthcare Ltd
Cromwell Hospital
Department of Health and Social Security, Isle of Man Government
Fairfield Independent Hospital
Foscote Private Hospital
HCA International Ltd
Horder Centre
Hospital Management Trust
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
King Edward VII Hospital
King Edward VII Hospital Sister Agnes
London Clinic
McIndoe Surgical Centre
Mount Alvernia Hospital
New Victoria Hospital
North Wales Medical Centre
Nuffield Hospitals
Orchard Hospital
St Anthony’s Hospital
St Joseph’s Hospital
Spencer Wing, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
States of Guernsey Board of Health
Ulster Independent Clinic

The steering group, clinical co-ordinators and chief executive would like to record their appreciation of the hard work of the NCEPOD staff: Philip Brown, Heather Cooper, Marisa Cullinane, Steven Dowling, Dolores Jarman , Deon Palmer and Donna Weyman.

This work was undertaken by NCEPOD, which received the majority of its funding for this report from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute.

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