Surgeon data 'not a league table'
28 June 2013 Last updated at 10:27 BST
The first wave of new performance data for individual surgeons in England is being published in what is being hailed as a historic moment for the NHS.
Vascular surgeons have become the first of a new group of nine specialities to publish the information, including death rates
David Mitchell is a vascular surgeon and is chair of Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
He says the publication of this data is good for patients and surgeons