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National Audit of PCI - data deadlines and the transparency agenda
From Peter Ludman, BCIS Audit Lead
To all BCIS PCI database contacts
Simon Redwood and I attended a meeting in February with Sir Bruce Keogh regarding the transparency agenda. The key points were:
1. The planned publication of named consultant outcomes from PCI is mandatory and immutable
2. It will happen in June this year and there will be no ability to delay for any reason at all.
3. The professional societies have the chance to lead this process rather than it being devolved to a HES based analysis.
We must seize this opportunity to do this as well as possible. The time lines are very short and there is a lot to do. We are planning to provide an analysis based on the calendar year 2012 data. This will include the total number of PCI procedures performed by each consultant (as ‘consultant responsible for procedure’), the case mix, and risk adjusted outcomes. Initially we will use the NQWIP model (as we have for centre specific data in recent years), but a mortality model is being created and we will test this when it is ready.
What you need to do:
1. By April 1st : All your 2012 calendar year data including GMC numbers for ‘consultant responsible for procedure’ must be uploaded to CCAD / NICOR.
2. By May 1st : I will make sure your data are analysed and available for you to inspect.
3. We will have a month to sort out anomalies and make corrections then the data will need to be supplied in June.
In order for operators to be able to see their data it is essential that you reply to this email to Tracy Whittaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
For all the PCI operators in your centre we need:
Main PCI centre affiliation (the centre name - not just the trust name)
Contact phone number
We will give every operator a log in that will allow them to see all cases performed under their recorded GMC number.
Further details will be added here in the near future.