Ureteroscopic stone treatment is one of endourology’s “signature” procedures and ureteric colic is a more common problem than renal stones. Ureteroscopy is now a universally performed procedure as part of stone therapy in the UK. With a view to forthcoming revalidation demands and improving outcomes, it is important for the Section and its members to know how commonly, competently and successfully a “bread and butter” procedure such as ureteroscopic stone surgery is performed. It may also give some further insight into the facilities / equipment available in different parts of the country.
This registry has been implemented following the successful 2-week audit run between 23 April & 6 May 2012. It is intended as a tool to be used by individuals for their revalidation, and to provide both individual data for comparison against UK results, and national data so that, in the future, national standards can set be for ureteric stone management, thus improving patient safety and outcomes.
The full dataset can be viewed as a PDF document here.
A paper proforma for in-house use only, where it is impracticable to enter data directly on-line, can be downloaded and/or printed here so that data can be input later. Please do not send these forms to the BAUS office; they will simply be returned to you.
Access to the database is by login to the Data and Audit System and is separate from your login to the BAUS website. For the Nuvola System, your username is the e-mail address BAUS holds for you - if you have forgotten your password use the "Forgotten Password’" link and a new password will be sent to you.