The Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council oversees, reviews and monitors perioperative care in Victoria to improve outcomes for patients before, during and after surgery.
The council was established as the result of a review to combine and strengthen the functions of the Victorian Consultative Council of Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity (VCCAMM) and the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council (VSCC).
The VPCC is Chaired by Professor David Watters.
Reviewing, investigating and improving perioperative outcomes
The council monitors, reviews and analyses cases of perioperative mortality and morbidity in Victoria and investigates matters referred by the Minister for Health, Safer Care Victoria (SCV), and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Perioperative mortality and morbidity refers to adverse events (including death) that may occur just prior to, during, or just after surgery.
The council makes recommendations to help clinicians and health services improve practices and reduce incidents of perioperative mortality and morbidity.