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24 June 2012
Dendrite awarded GMC-funded National Thoracic Registry

Dendrite Clinical Systems has been chosen to develop a National Thoracic Registry by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland. This will be the first national registry funded by the General Medical Council (GMC).

“Obtaining funding from the General Medical Council to set up and run the National Thoracic Database for two years is the culmination of a long journey to fund a thoracic database,” said Mr Richard Page, Lead, National Thoracic Registry. “For the GMC it represents an opportunity to show their willingness to work with our profession in their role of promoting proper standards in the practice of medicine.”

Dendrite"s “Intellect Web” software will facilitate on-line entry of data on all thoracic surgical operations, as well as enabling direct uploads from those units with an existing data collection infrastructure. Units that do not have an existing database or database support will be able to upload data on a case by case basis.

The database will use the already agreed SCTS thoracic dataset and is planned to go live in early 2013. Following data collection and analysis, Dendrite and the SCTS will produce two annual National Thoracic registry reports for the GMC.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the first national registry funded by the GMC,” said Dr Peter Walton, Managing Director of Dendrite. “Previous thoracic reports have shown the importance of reporting outcomes from thoracic surgeons and we look forward to working with the SCTS and GMC on this exciting project.”