Kendall Simon

GMC: 2960386

Hospital(s): South Tees Hospitals NHS FT

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Mr Kendall is a practising cardiac surgeon at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and currently Honorary Secretary SCTS. Appointed as consultant in 1994 he has performed over 6000 cases. The team at JCUH consists of 6 cardiac surgeons, 3 thoracic surgeons and 9 intensivists / anaesthetists. They and the patients are supported by an outstanding dedicated team of specialist nurses, care practitioners, nursing staff and administrative team. They deliver the full range of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive: aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery and lung resections.

The team regularly reviews patient outcomes with the support of a strong governance team to improve the quality of care delivered.

Mr Kendall is contactable by email simon.kendall@nhs.net or text 07813777830.

Training Attended
Mitral Conclave, New York 2015 SCTS Ionescu University 2016 European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013 Surgical training: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford 1992-93 Papworth Hospital, Cambridge 1990-92 Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester 1989. Killingbeck Hopsital, Leeds 1987.   http://www.ctsnet.org/home/skendall
Qualifications & Accreditations
European Cardiothoracic Surgical Trainer of the Year 2012 Master of Surgery, University of London 1995 FRCS (C/Th) 1993 FRCS Ed 1989 MB BS 1984 Bsc Hons Lond 1981  

Risk-adjusted in-hospital survival rate

This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.

The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.

The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.

The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.

For example

The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.

  • If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
  • If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
  • If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected

There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.

A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations