BAPS supports the collection of population based surgical outcome data through the BAPS-CASS process. This surveillance system has been running since 2006 and datasets are available for most common neonatal conditons. In addition, BAPS has developed two cloud-based registries for hypospadias and gastroschisis that can be accessed through these pages. Surgeons who participate in these registries receive a certificate for revalidation purposes, benchmarked outcomes, and parental feedback forms. Click on gastroschisis or hypospadias to find out more.
Healthcare technology is advancing rapidly.
Common complaints about registries include the need to enter registry data into databases that are not linked to the patient’s electronic patient record (EPR).
Mindful of this the BAPS Outcome Committee are currently reviewing the strategy and methodology for obtaining registry data. The Committee is aiming to define standardised data sets that commissioners can require providers of paediatric surgery to store in exportable format to reduce the need for multiple data entry and increase the level of participation and ascertainment. Updates will be provided via BAPS Council and newsletters.
Chair: Joe Curry
Rene Wijnen (International)
Co-opted: Marian Knight (National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, BAPS-CASS)