The Royal College of Physicians has said that a pilot scheme it has established to help doctors check information collected about patients has shown that the data is not accurate enough to be used for monitoring the performance of individual physicians.

The director of the RCP's health informatics unit said: 'Data has been collected and used since the inception of the NHS to monitor the performance of hospitals. It has never been designed to monitor individual physicians and their unsuitability for this purpose is confirmed in this study'.

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The Royal College of Physicians has said that a pilot scheme it has established to help doctors check information collected about patients has shown that the data is not accurate enough to be used for monitoring the performance of individual physicians.

The director of the RCP's health informatics unit said: 'Data has been collected and used since the inception of the NHS to monitor the performance of hospitals. It has never been designed to monitor individual physicians and their unsuitability for this purpose is confirmed in this study'.

To read the report click here