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Patient Reported Outcome Measures

What are PROMs?

All NHS patients having hip or knee replacements, varicose vein surgery, or groin hernia surgery are being invited to fill in PROMs questionnaires. PROMs are Patient Reported Outcome Measures.

The NHS is asking patients about their health and quality of life before they have an operation, and about their health and the effectiveness of the operation afterwards. This will help the NHS measure and improve the quality of its care.

How can I take part?

When you go to hospital, you will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire before your operation. By completing a questionnaire you are consenting to the information you provide being held by the Patient information page.

The NHS uses one of four accredited suppliers to support it in the operation of PROMs. The hospital where you are treated is responsible for the collection of PROMs questionnaires. It will be their decision which of the suppliers they use.

Last reviewed: 19/02/2013

Next review due: 19/02/2015

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