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Hidradenitis suppurativa

Email invitation to all UK working members (this audit is now open)

BAD ALERT: Launch of the BAD’s 2020 national clinical audit (hidradenitis suppurativa) – communication from the Clinical Standards Unit

Dear Member,

Launch of the BAD’S 2020 national clinical audit (hidradenitis suppurativa)

The BAD’s Health Informatics Sub-Committee (HISC) and the British Society of Medical Dermatology are pleased to launch this year’s national clinical audit on the management of hidradenitis suppurativa. This audit will be open to all BAD and BAPRAS members, and those in their clinical team. It is designed to provide a snapshot of the management of people with hidradenitis suppurativa as measured against standards derived from the BAD's 2019 published guideline for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa.

Please identify notes for FIVE consecutive adults with hidradenitis suppurativa per department, who have been under hospital supervision (completely or in part) for at least 12 months. Use the notes to respond to the questions in the Excel-based spreadsheet proforma.

Further information and instructions, including how to save and submit your file, are also provided in the proforma.

  • The audit standards are described at the top of the proforma, and the required data items in the row immediately underneath.
  • Most cells have drop-down options from which to choose your response; click on the appropriate cell, then click on the down arrow () which appears to the right of the selected cell, and choose your response (screen capture below):

  • Please do not type free text in these cells and use the comments column instead, if you would like to provide further information.
  • Where the down arrow () does not appear, free-text entries are welcome.
  • Please complete your details in the ‘About You’ section at the bottom of the proforma to validate your submission, so we can subsequently email an acknowledgement, followed by certificates of participation upon completion of the data collection, as well as a copy of the results which can be used as evidence to support revalidation.
  • Please ensure you list the names of ALL clinicians with patient responsibility so certificates can be issued appropriately.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the audit collection period has been extended by four weeks to 28th April 2020.

Please forward any queries to BAD Clinical Standards Administrator, Mr Andrew Brain (clinicalaudit@bad.org.uk).

Please consider these actions before proceeding to begin to enter the audit data:

1.    Register the audit with your hospital or Trust.

2.    Obtain FIVE consecutive sets of notes for adults with hidradenitis suppurativa who have been under hospital supervision for at least 12 months.

3.    Set aside some free time to undertake this audit.

Please forward any queries to BAD Clinical Standards Administrator, Mr Andrew Brain (clinicalaudit@bad.org.uk).

This audit opportunity was provided by the BAD through its Health Informatics sub-committee and the British Society for Medical Dermatology, to enable members to undertake a national clinical audit.

www.bad.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/national-audits/clinical-audits/hidradenitis-suppurativa

With best wishes,

Dr John Ingram

on behalf of the British Society for Medical Dermatology

Dr M. Firouz Mohd Mustapa and Dr David de Berker

on behalf of the BAD’s Health Informatics Sub-Committee

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