Thyroid surgery is an increasingly specialised field. Since October 2013, outcomes of thyroid surgery, performed by those specialists who are members of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS), have been openly available for public viewing.
The figures confirm the very safe nature of thyroid surgery in expert hands and allow some insight into the number of thyroid operations each surgeon is performing, and their individual results. Currently, results are not available for all UK thyroid surgeons: only those who are BAETS members and who have submitted their own data to theBAETS National Audit.
Upgrades of the published results are planned for October 2014, with improvements in the search facility and simplification of certain graphs. The BAETS is keen to receive feedback on the usefulness of the published results.