Snapshot Audits for 2012
Following on from the success of the snapshot audit of TURBT (STUKA) in 2011 we are interested to see whether we can extend the principle to other procedures and have chosen Partial Nephrectomy and Radical Prostatectomy for our snapshot audits for 2012 and these launch on 1 June 2012. For both operations, we requeste details of the first operation performed after 06.00hr on 10 October 2011 (including 6 month follow-up). Data entry for the study is now closed & data is being collated so that the section can have abstracts submitted for the EAU / AUA meetings on these subjects. Interim analyses were presented as posters at the annual section meeting in Belfast (15 -16 November 2012) and can be downloaded below.
The protocols /datasets can be downloaded below although all data must be entered on-line via the BAUS Data & Audit Project web-site:
Download preliminary posters (in PDF format) of the STUKA PN 2012 (Partial nephrectomy) and Radical Prostatectomy data.
A national audit for RPLND has now launched and will run for one year. The aim is to capture every RPLND performed for germ cell tumour in a one-year period. The protocol / dataset has been put together by Tim O’Brien & Matt Hayes in Southampton with input from a number of surgeons, oncologists and nurses and can be viewed here although all data must be entered on-line via the BAUS Data & Audit Project web-site. This study will close on 28 February 2013.
Surveillance & Treatment of Renal Masses (STORM)
This prospective study on the surveillance and treatment of renal masses is ongoing and includes follow up at 6, 12 and 24 months. Download the full protocol here. This study closed to recruitment on 31 December 2012 but patients will continue to be followed up prospectively.
Complex Operation Datasets
Members can collect data using their own in-house systems and bulk import data to the BAUS data and audit system. See the file import guidance updated March 2012 which includes the format and content allowed for each field of the revised web-based datasets.(Radical Prostatectomy, Nephrectomy & Cystectomy). In addition Excel templates are available to assist with transferring of your own data. Please contact Sarah Fowler should you wish to use them.
A number of members have requested that we make available paper proformas for in-house use only where it is impracticable to enter data directly online. Accordingly these are provided for you to complete so that the data can be input by a member of your staff at a later date.
Download the proformas by clicking here (compressed ZIP file). Updated 28 March 2012
Please do not send these forms to the BAUS office; they will simply be returned to you.
Data entry deadlines / Analyses
16th June 2013 - The final anonymised analyses of the 2012 complex operations datasets for Cystectomy, Nephrectomy & Prostatectomy are now available to download from the Data and Audit publications page. (See link below). This includes data from the whole of the UK.
Copies of all the annual reports on the BAUS Cancer Registry and the complex operations data are available on the Data and Audit publications page.
If you wish to use any of the BAUS data for research purposes please complete and return this application form to Sarah Fowler.