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BAUS Data & Audit Programme

In recognition of the impact of audit on the revalidation process and in conjunction with Dendrite Clinical Systems, BAUS has developed an online web-based database for the collection of all the BAUS datasets as a service to our members.  

This opens in a new browser window and requires a separate login (see below under "Access for BAUS members").

Log into the secure BAUS Data & Audit System  

If you wish to utilise any of the BAUS data for research purposes, you will need to apply for permission.

Different data sets require different application forms. Please download the appropriate application form below:

When you have completed the appropriate form, and return it by post to the contact address on the form.

For frequently-asked questions about the data & audit process, view the FAQ document and for more information about monitoring outliers, see the dropdown boxes below.

The BAUS Audit Steering Group has taken the decison to close the nephrectomy, radical prostatectomy, cystectomy, PCNL and urethroplasty registries on 31 December 2019.  2017-2019 data for these registries will be published in 2020.  The Surgical for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in Women audit will close on 31 December 2020 and will be replaced by a national pelvic floor registry, following the recommendations of the Cumberlege report in July 2020.

The registries will be replaced by a series of "snapshot" audits that aim to identify best practice in specific areas, and which will fulfil training & appraisal requirements for participation in national audits by trainees & Consultants.

Click here for further information about the snapshot audits. More detailed information (for BAUS members only) is available by clicking here.


Access for BAUS members

For security reasons, it is not possible to give members access to the data and audit system directly from the BAUS website. Because the audit databases hold identifiable patient information, we must use a very secure system to protect these data; this means that users need to have a separate login to access the data and audit system.

All full members were emailed login details for the new system on 24 April 2015; the username is usually your first initial and surname (lower case), i.e. the same as for the BAUS website, but your password will be different. 

On appointment to Full Membership of BAUS, all newly-appointed Consultants are sent a login to the system; this consists of your username and password. If you have lost or forgotten your password, click on the forgotten password link on the Data and Audit homepage and you will be offered an option to reset it.

If you are experiencing difficulties or have lost/forgotten your password, please use the "forgotten password" link in the system or contact Sarah Fowler (BAUS Data and Audit Manager) using the on-line form.

Log into the secure BAUS Data & Audit System  


Access for data co-ordinators, trainees or other delegates

Data Co-Ordinators, who normally send annual returns to the BAUS databases, trainees or other delegates can be given access to enter data on behalf of the Consultants they work with. This form needs to be completed to include the details of a named Consultant as well as that of the delegate.

Download the application form to authorise data co-ordinator access or use the online submission form.


Audit Data Submission Deadlines

Current audits are listed below.  COP indicates that an audit is part of the national Consultant Outcomes Publication programme; nephrectomy data were the first to be made available to the COP project, in 2013.

For COP audits only, unit and individual data are made available to the general public in the Patients' section of the BAUS website, as well as on the NHS Choices website.

PROCEDURE COP (Start year) Complex ops (Start year)
Nephrectomy Yes (2013) Yes (2004)
Radical prostatectomy Yes (2015) Yes (2004)
Cystectomy Yes (2016) Yes (2004)
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Yes (2015) No
Urethroplasty Yes (2015) No
Stress urinary incontinence in women Yes (2015) No

Submission deadlines for 2019 data entry have now passed. Please go to individual audits in the Patients section if you need any further information.

Complex operations audit

Anonymised bulk analysis of the datasets is published each year, and is available in the sections below. 

For those audits which were part of the COP programme, once the data submission deadline has passed, summary data is returned to all contributing surgeons, for validation before data analysis.  Once the data has been analysed, validated and uploaded to the website, contributing surgeons will have access to the data so they can see exactly how it will be presented. At this stage, contributors also have an opportunity to submit additional comments to contextualise their data. 


BAUS Policy for Monitoring Outliers

BAUS processes and policies in relation to publication of audit data are reviewed regularly and reflect best practice. The BAUS Policy for Monitoring Audits 2019/2020 can be found by clicking here.


BAUS Complex Operations Reports (for urological cancer) from 2004

Final analysis of the 2004 Complex Operations data

Final analysis of the 2005 Complex Operations data

Final analysis of the 2006 Complex Operations data

Final analysis of the 2007 Complex Operations data

Final analysis of the 2008 Complex Operations data

Final analysis of the 2009 Complex Operations data

Re-analysis of the 2009 Nephrectomy Complex Operations data

Final analyses of 2010 Complex operations & BCR data

In 2010, BAUS Cancer Registry reports ceased and were incorporated into the Complex Operations data; this was then broken down into reports on individual procedures

Final analysis of 2011 NephrectomyProstatectomy & Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2012 NephrectomyProstatectomy & Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2013 NephrectomyProstatectomy & Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2014 NephrectomyProstatectomy & Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2015 Nephrectomy, Prostatectomy & Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2016 NephrectomyProstatectomy & Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2017 Nephrectomy, Prostatectomy Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2018 Nephrectomy, Prostatectomy &  Cystectomy data

Final analysis of 2019 Nephrectomy, Prostatectomy & Cystectomy data


BAUS Data & Audit Publications

Articles accepted for publication, based on data from BAUS audits:

Publications to October 2020