BUPA today calls for all private hospitals to provide commissioners with patient-reported outcome measures.

Dr Andrew Vallance Owen, BUPA's group medical director, will tell the Royal Society of Medicine this evening that PROMs support patient choice.

PROMs for hip and knee replacements, groin hernia repair and varicose vein operations will be compulsory within the NHS in 2009 and the private sector also needs to provide them, he will say.