A-Z of Clinical Outcomes Publication

Adult cardiac surgery outcomes publication

Adult cardiac surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since its start in 2012 though the data has been available since 2002. The National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) is managed by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) at the University College London (UCL).

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Bariatric surgery outcomes publication

Bariatric surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since 2010. The National Bariatric Surgery Register (NBSR) is part of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS), and undertakes work with Dendrite Clinical Systems to ensure that the release of surgeon and hospital results have appropriate clinical oversight and leadership. NBSR is the major source of data on the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in the UK.

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Bowel cancer outcomes publication

Bowel cancer has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since 2012. The Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) lead the National Bowel Cancer Audit and data collection services, working in partnership with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACGBI).

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Head and neck cancer outcomes publication

After more than ten years, the provision, development and management of the National Head and Neck Audit has moved from the Health and Social Care Information Centre to Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation. The new contract started 1 July 2015 and transition activities are expected to run until December 2015.

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Interventional cardiology (percutaneous coronary interventions)

Percutaneous coronary interventions has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since its start in 2012. The National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NAPCI) is managed by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) at the University College London (UCL). Clinical direction and strategy for the audit is provided by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS) and the project board.

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Lung cancer outcomes publication

The National Lung Cancer Audit has been publishing Consult Outcomes since 2014. The Royal College of Physicians is leading the National Lung Cancer Audit in partnership with the National Cancer Registration Service and in collaboration with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Neurosurgery outcomes publication

Neurosurgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since 2014. The Neurosurgical National Audit Programme (NNAP) was established by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), as the leader for the initiative. The SBNS is working with the University of Birmingham Hospitals informatics team to compile individual consultant and unit level reports based on HES data.

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Orthopaedic outcomes publication

Orthopaedic surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since its start in 2012. The National Joint Registry (NJR), as the data provider for the initiative, leads on the development and production of information for individual surgeon and hospital results. The NJR works in collaboration the British Orthopaedic Association, and individual specialist societies, to ensure that the release of surgeon and hospital results have appropriate clinical oversight and leadership.

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Thyroid and endocrine surgery outcomes publication

Thyroid and endocrine surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since 2013. The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS), as the data provider for the initiative, leads on the development and production of information for individual surgeon results with support from Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd. The audit provides information on outcomes of endocrine surgery, principally on the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands in the UK.

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Upper gastro-intestinal surgery outcomes publication

Oesophago-gastric cancer has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since 2012. The Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS) leads this audit in collaboration with the British Society of Gastroenterology, the National Clinical Audit Support Program of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, and the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Urological surgery outcomes publication

Urological surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since its start in 2012. The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), as the data provider for the initiative, leads on the development and production of information for individual surgeon results.

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Vascular surgery outcomes publication

Vascular surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since 2014. The National Vascular Registry (NVR) forms part of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and leads on the development and production of information for individual surgeon results. The NVR collaborates with the vascular services quality improvement programme (VSQIP) to publish the data.

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