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The independent 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). Read the review

The VPCC is Chaired by Professor David Watters.

Reporting to the VPCC

Health services must report perioperative harm or death

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, 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.

Perioperative safety reports

View past reports from VCCAMM and VSCC.

Page last updated: 10 Dec 2020