Dendrite Clinical Systems 2015-2016 News

24 August 2016

JPRAS UKNFR Publication - A National Database for all pedicled and free flaps in the UK

The UK National Flap Registry (UKNFR) is the first of its kind in the world and has been created out of the need to document flap reconstructions performed in the UK. Though it may result in COP, this will only apply to England; however, participation in this national clinical audit has been welcomed by surgeons in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Read about our involvement in this Registry


10 October 2015

Dendrite and British Association of Paediatric Surgeons create two registries

Dendrite Clinical Systems and the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons have announced they will soon launch two registries. The National Outcomes Audit for Hypospadias (NOAH) is aimed at benchmarking outcomes and driving evidence based improvements in the quality of care and outcomes of paediatric surgery, whilst the Gastroschisis Outcomes Registry UK will collect data which will be used allow us to improve the standard of care e offered to children with gastroschisis.

Both online portal registries will utilise Dendrite"s “Intellect Web” national registry software to facilitate on-line data entry. The Registry can be accessed using a range of modern html-5 compatible web browsers, allowing registrants to enter data without the need to install additional software or perform any complex system configurations.

This system allows the individual clinician to enter patient information onto a database whether in hospital, from an office-based practice or even at home. Clinicians can add as many cases as they wish and where possible they will be encouraged to put on retrospective data (if applicable).


21 September 2015

Dendrite and Saving Faces to launch the new National Head and Neck Cancer Audit

Dendrite Clinical Systems and the charity, Saving Faces (the Facial Surgery Research Foundation), have announced that they will launch the new National Head and Neck Cancer Audit (HANA) in February 2016. The audit, which will be funded by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), will focus on key patient outcomes and aims to improve patient safety and the quality of service delivered.

HANA will utilise Dendrite"s “Intellect Web” national registry software to facilitate on-line data entry. The Registry can be accessed using a range of modern html-5 compatible web browsers, allowing registrants to enter data without the need to install additional software or perform any complex system configurations.
HANA will hold information about the diagnosis, management and treatment of every patient who is newly diagnosed with head and neck cancer.

“The findings from HANA will contribute to changes in clinical practice and ensure that patients receive the best care possible and experience an improved quality of life,” said Professor Iain Hutchison, the Chief Executive and founder of Saving Faces who will provide the clinical leadership for HANA. “Consultant-level reporting will remain a feature of the audit. We will provide surgeons with outcomes data that will enable them to see how they are performing in relation to the national average. We expect data completeness and quality to continue to improve.”

Dendrite and Saving Faces are working closely with the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and a team of specialists to ensure that HANA focuses on information that is really relevant to patient outcomes. Work commenced on HANA on the 1st of July 2015 and will continue for a minimum of 3 years. There will be a period of transition while information collected by DAHNO (the former National Head and Neck Cancer Audit) is transferred to Saving Faces from the Health and Social Care Information Centre. It will also enable direct uploads from units that have been providing data to DAHNO, via an existing data collection infrastructure.

More than 8,000 new cases of head and neck cancer are diagnosed each year in England and Wales and the incidence of this potentially debilitating disease continues to rise.


06 August 2015

Dendrite and BAPRAS create UK National Flap Registry

Dendrite Clinical Systems and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) have created the UK National Flap Registry (UKNFR) to collect information on all major free and pedicled flap operations carried out in the UK. This cross-specialty registry is supported by the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, the British Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Association of Breast Surgery. 

The Registry, which was launched in June 2015, will not only assess the quality of care patients receive, but will be used by specialists as part of a professional practice process for appraisal and revalidation.

“I would encourage all members to participate in this audit that will facilitate appropriate comparisons of clinical performance with national and internationals standards,” said Miss Anita Hazari, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, UKNFR Audit Lead. “In addition, the UKNFR will provide useful data on changing surgical trends.

The UKNFR will utilise Dendrite"s “Intellect Web” national registry software to facilitate on-line data entry. The Registry can be accessed using a range of modern html-5 compatible web browsers, allowing registrants to enter data without the need to install additional software or perform any complex system configurations.
This system allows the individual clinician to enter patient information onto a database whether in hospital, from an office-based practice or even at home. Clinicians can add as many cases as they wish and where possible they will be encouraged to put on retrospective data (if applicable)

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01 July 2015

Dendrite and IFSO announce Global IFSO Registry

Dendrite Clinical Systems, in conjunction with the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), is pleased to announce that they have established a Global IFSO Registry.

“We are delighted that IFSO has chosen to work with Dendrite on this very exciting project,” said Dr Peter Walton, Managing Director of Dendrite Clinical Systems. “Following on from the success of IFSO Registry Pilot Project in 2014, we look forward to working with IFSO and member countries to create a unique global bariatric and metabolic surgical registry.”

“I am very pleased to announce that IFSO is ready to finalise the project of launching a Global IFSO Registry, following a successful pilot project,” said IFSO president, Professor Rudolph Weiner. “Our aim is to collect, merge and analyse data from national bariatric surgery registries from all IFSO member countries. This will increase knowledge about the status of bariatric surgery and will help us understand the nature, variations and inequalities of bariatric surgery care to help surgeons negotiate with healthcare providers, acquire appropriate resources and develop their practice.”

Data collection

Data collection for the Global IFSO Registry will be facilitated via Dendrite"s hybrid portals for direct "On-line data entry" and "Upload-My-Data" for online electronic submission.

"Our two data submission portals have clearly demonstrated that data from different countries, database systems and centres can be collected, merged and analysed, and the outcomes published," added Dr Walton. "This project will enable the IFSO community to create an international database for all bariatric and metabolic surgeons."

"On-line data entry" is an online database portal accessible over the Internet that enables surgeons/data managers to enter cases (with anonymised patient identifiers) using a simple on-line data form with just 4 pages of questions (typically takes just 3-4 minutes to complete per patient record).

The Dendrite team has also designed and created a dedicated "IFSO Upload-My-Data" web portal. This platform is a proven interface designed to enable a community of surgeons or physicians to create a national or international database; even if there are different database systems at the local level, the data from each can be integrated into the central, merged registry.

The platform has been successfully utilised in a number of other national and international registries (for cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery) and has been specifically tailored for the IFSO project to enable both individual centres and national registries to submit data in batches on-line.

“The IFSO Executive Board have taken the view that there is strength in a pan-global approach where responsibility is co-ordinated by the surgical community through IFSO and the national societies. We have carefully selected Dendrite Clinical Systems as our data management partner to build the central registry and provide the data merging, the data analysis tools and reporting systems as they have extensive experience in establishing this process for national and international registries in many other specialities. Dendrite has already helped the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society to set up a very successful bariatric surgery registry in the UK. I would like to encourage individual surgeons and all national societies to really embrace this project.”


18 June 2015

Dendrite and VASBI launch National Vascular Access Graft Registry

Dendrite Clinical Systems and the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland have launched the National Vascular Access Graft Registry that will capture the outcomes of all types of grafts inserted for haemodialysis.

“The Registry is an exciting collaborative which is the first of its kind in dialysis access surgery across Europe and will undoubtedly provide invaluable data regarding graft usage for each haemodialysis patient,” said co-Registry Chair, James Gilbert.

The National Vascular Access Graft Registry will utilise Dendrite"s “Intellect Web” national registry software to facilitate on-line data entry. The Registry can be accessed using a range of modern html-5 compatible web browsers, allowing registrants to enter data without the need to install additional software or perform any complex system configurations.

The Registry can be accessed using a standard web browser, allowing registrants to enter data anyplace with an Internet connection without the need to install additional software or perform any complex system configurations. This web-based system allows the individual clinician to enter patient information onto a database whether in hospital, from an office based practice or even at home. Clinicians can add as many cases as they wish and where possible they will be encouraged to put on retrospective data (if applicable).

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3 May 2015

Dendrite publishes conference newspaper for ASCVTS

Dendrite Clinical Systems recently published a conference newspaper for the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS) at their annual meeting in Hong Kong. The “ASCVTS Conference News” was made available to over 1,500 delegates.

As the premier cardio-thoracic conference in Asia, the meeting consists of concurrent sessions. As a result, delegates are unable to be present at all sessions. The newspaper allowed delegates to "catch up" on sessions they were unable to attend and read about the latest developments at the meeting. The newspaper was designed to be a platform for faculty to highlight the key messages of their presentation/s, as well as outlining important sessions and debates.

As well as highlighting key presentations, the newspaper also acted as an important communication medium allowing industry to highlight their satellite symposia, product news and additional company announcements.

To download the newspaper, please click here


25 March 2015

Dendrite publishes conference newspaper for SCTS 

At this year"s annual meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS), the Society and Dendrite Clinical Systems proudly launched the inaugural “SCTS Conference News” - the official newspaper of the meeting. Published by Dendrite, the newspaper was made available to over 1,300 delegates.

The newspaper was designed to be a platform for faculty to highlight the key messages of their presentation/s, as well as outlining important sessions and debates. As the premier cardio-thoracic conference in the UK, the meeting consists of concurrent sessions. As a result, delegates are unable to be present at all sessions. The newspaper allowed delegates to "catch up" on sessions they were unable to attend and read about the latest developments at the meeting.

As well as highlighting key presentations, the newspaper also acted as an important communication medium allowing industry to highlight their satellite symposia, product news and additional company announcements.

“We were delighted to see that the SCTS Conference News was so warmly welcomed by delegates and industry alike,” commented Dr Peter Walton, Managing Director, Dendrite Clinical Systems. “Due to the popularity of the newspaper, we are pleased to announce that the newspaper will be published again at the March 2016 SCTS meeting, in Birmingham.”

To download the newspaper, please click here