The Network has established a peer review scheme, where senior staff members taken from different critical care units across South London form a panel and inspect other critical care units in the network in a collaborative and constructive process. The Network has a dedicated operating policy for peer reviews, and the team carrying out the review is multi-disciplinary; including managers, clinicians, nurses and therapists. The South London Network’s peer review programme is headed by Guy’s & St Thomas’s Consultant Dr Chris Langrish, a former CQC inspector.
The process will consists of a self-assessment and a 360 assessment by both internal and external unit staff, taking into account the perceptions of all those who use the services provided by the unit. These include staff from supporting units, such as theatres and A&E, as well as patients and their families. It is hoped the process can aid in delivering improvement by highlighting what units are doing well, and suggest areas for improvement.