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Surgical Devices and Implants Pilot Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with data to support the initial discovery and piloting of the national reporting of surgical devices and implants in health care settings. 


This collection is to support the development of a single Surgical Device and Implant Registry, enabling the national reporting of the use of any surgical device or implant.

Initially being run as a pilot, the data will help improve patient safety by enabling surveillance of surgical devices and associated patient outcomes. 

Scope of the collection

Providers of NHS funded care are required to submit surgical devices and implants information relating to NHS funded patients as follows:

Private healthcare providers are requested to submit information relating to private patients as follows:

Surgical Mesh

The reporting of information relating to surgical devices and implants as specified will be mandated in relation to the following:

  • use of surgical mesh for:
    • pelvic floor surgery (stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP)) including:
      • prolapsed bladder
      • prolapsed uterus and
      • prolapsed rectum

Legal basis for provision of data

NHS Digital has been directed by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care under section 254 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.


This pilot data collection will commence from 1 August 2020:

  • Any future implant, revision, replacement or removal for the devices listed above should be reported to NHS Digital within 10 working days of the procedure occurring.
  • Where possible, a retrospective submission of historic data for the procedures listed above undertaken since 1st July 2017 until present should be provided as a one-off data submission (although multiple submissions will be supported).

This will be an ongoing data collection and will continue until this Data Provision Notice is reviewed or withdrawn.

Pilot participants

The following providers have agreed to participate in this pilot activity.

Region Provider
East of England

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Acute)

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Acute)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Acute)

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 

North East and Yorkshire

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North West

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS FT 

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group:

  • Salford Royal Hospital
  • Royal Oldham Hospital
  • Fairfield General Hospital (Bury)
  • Rochdale Infirmary
  • North Manchester General Hospital

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust 

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Private provider

Ramsay Health Care

Spire Healthcare

South East

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

South West

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospitals

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Salisbury Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Dorset

University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust

This list was updated 1 December 2020. It will be updated as and when further providers agree to participate.

Read the Data Provision Notice and technical specification

Note: There are a number of data items in the Surgical Devices and Implants Technical Specification document which are shaded in pink and green. 

Green = These data items are under review and subject to change

Pink = These data items are currently out of scope but may be developed in the future 

Last edited: 1 December 2020 12:41 pm