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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

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.

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.

Annual report

View the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council annual report 2021.

VPCC Emergency Laparotomy Workshop

10 December 2022


View the Emergency Laparotomy Workshop Recommendations.



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