§ Mr. Galbraith
Responsibility for determining the range of services needed to meet all the health care needs of their population rests with Health Boards. That general principle applies to post-operative care.
The national clinical audit database lists more than 80 local audit projects on post-operative care from Health Boards and Trusts covering a wide range of specialties and professions. This information is available to all hospitals as a means of disseminating good practice and avoiding duplication of effort.