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Contributing surgeons and centres must validate their cataract audit data on the NOD audit website before Wednesday, 7 March 2018

20 February 2018

The data analysis has been completed for the second prospective audit data collection period, 01 September 2016 to 31 August 2017. Contributing surgeons and centres can now view their data behind the login on the NOD audit website prior to inclusion in the Audit annual report and the Clinical Outcomes Publication.

The NOD team encourages all contributing surgeons and centres to check their data by Wednesday, 7 March 2018, ahead of the report publication in July 2018. Please inform as many of your colleagues as possible to check their individual on the NOD audit website. If we do not hear back from you by 7 March 2018, we will assume you agree that your results are accurate for publication on the NOD website and My NHS website.

To view your data, you need to be registered on the NOD website. If you are already registered to use the NOD website, please log in with your details and your data will be available for viewing in the analysis section of the website. If you are yet to register, please do so with an NHS email or doctors.org email address via this link, https://www.nodaudit.org.uk/account/register.

The benchmark values have been lowered and this has been applied to the historic data on the NOD website. Posterior Capsular Rupture (PCR) is now 1.1%  and Visual Acuity (VA) loss is now 0.9%.

Please note that only the individual consultant outcomes will be published on the NHS Choices website for the Clinical Outcomes Publication (COP) programme. Individual trainee outcomes will not be published publicly but will be included within the overall results for centres. Independent surgeons and associate specialists will be named in the audit report and their outcomes will be available on the NOD website.

We have put together some FAQs for the data validation and a copy of the document can be accessed in the analysis section of the NOD website. If you have any concerns about your trust or individual surgeon data, please refer to the data validation FAQs in the first instance and if you do not find an answer to your question, please send an email to [email protected].