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Surgical Devices and Implants 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. 

Overview

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.

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 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.


Collection

NHS Digital is now able to receive bulk submissions of live data from all NHS, private and independent healthcare providers in England.

  • 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.
  • Providers are encouraged to make a retrospective submission for the procedures listed above undertaken since 1 July 2017 until present should be provided as a one-off data submission (although multiple submissions will be supported).
  • Procedures in scope for mandatory reporting from 1 April 2021 can be found in the Surgical Devices and Implants Technical Specification

This will be an ongoing data collection and will continue until this Data Provision Notice is reviewed or withdrawn.

Pilot activity

From August 2020 a number of providers took part in a series of pilots to help with the development of the Surgical Devices and Implant Information System.


Specialist POP/SUI and mesh removal centres

Centres around England have been commissioned by NHSE to provide specialised complex surgery for urinary incontinence and vaginal and uterine prolapse (16 years and above) and Mesh removal. 

These centres are known respectively as as pelvic organ prolapse/stress urinary incontinence (POP/SUI) centres - and Mesh removal centres.

The tables below show providers registered as POP/SUI and Mesh removal centres.

Specialist POP/SUI centres

Region Organisation
East of England

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

London Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Midlands Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
North West

Countess of Chester NHS Trust
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
Liverpool Women’s hospital NHS Trust
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Northern Care Alliance:

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

 Wirral University NHS Trust

Northern and Yorkshire Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South East Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
South West Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

 

Specialist removal centres

Region Organisation
East of England Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT
London University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Midlands Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
North West Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Northern and Yorkshire Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South East University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
South West North Bristol NHS Trust

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 red. These data items are currently de-scoped and must not be used at this time.

Pelvic Floor Procedure Codes (POP SUI classifications codes)

We have identified a list of in-scope procedures for pelvic floor surgery. This list has been produced by the NHS Digital Classifications team and approved by the Mesh registry sub-group committee. This list provides healthcare organisations with the scope of procedures for Pelvic Floor surgery.

Note: This list contains sections shaded in Yellow and Blue.

Yellow = Procedures that do not involve an implantable medical device (comparable procedures)

Blue = Procedures that involve a mesh implant

Removal of medical devices or implants = Pages 8 to12

Last edited: 28 July 2021 11:33 am