Online Reporting Form

CORESS is a Registered Charity and does not possess any executive powers granted by statute or otherwise. CORESS exists merely to provide a safety information service to and on behalf of the surgical community. The Freedom of Information Act therefore does not apply to CORESS.

Any surgeon or surgical trainee, irrespective of specialty, can submit reports, in confidence, to CORESS. We would like to encourage all to report incidents of actual or near harm as well as near misses, where there are lessons from which the whole community can learn. Every submission is treated in the strictest confidence and when published will never contain any clues as to its origin. Before submitting a report, please Click here to read online the Terms of Use

Account of Incident

Main Causative Factors

In my opinion, the main causative factors were/are as follows:

Lessons Learned

Date and time of incident



Personal Details

Your Name

Address for correspondence including post code:

Preferred contact telephone number:

Your Email Address

Your Position

Please select your designation from the drop down menu:

If you have chosen "other" please state your designation:

NHS Hospital serving a population of:

Private facility containing:

Category of patient

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