Clinical audits and registries

NHS Digital runs clinical audits and registries for the health and care system in England.The results mean care can be assessed against agreed clinical standards and used to improve patient outcomes and to support a variety of other initiatives.

We help partners like the Department of Health and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership compare the performance of health and care services against standards and national trends so that they can improve patient outcomes. Clinical audits and registries are developed and delivered by the Clinical Audits and Registries Management Service, working with clinical specialists, patient representatives and universities. They are commissioned by various organisations, including government, charities and academia.

View the CARMS calendar to see submission deadlines.

  1. Out of Area Placements (OAPs)

    This audit monitors OAPs in mental health services for adults in acute inpatient care to support the government's ambition to stop them by2020-21.

  2. National Orthognathic Audit (NOA)

    This audit collects information about patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. This treatment repositions the jaws to correct imbalance between the upper and lower jaws to enable the teeth to bite together correctly.

  3. National Third Molar Audit

    The first national audit examining problems from third molars, treatment decisions, and the long-term outcomes of those decisions.

  4. NHS Safety Thermometer

    The safety thermometer is a measurement tool for improvement in health care, which focuses on the most common harms to patients.

  5. Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry

    Details of breast implant procedures completed in England by both the NHS and private providers, where patients have consented to their data being added.

  6. National Diabetes Audit

    One of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, it measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards in England and Wales for both primary and secondary care.

  7. National Diabetes Foot Care Audit

    The National Diabetes Footcare Audit (NDFA) enables all diabetes footcare services to measure their performance against NICE clinical guidelines and peer units, and to monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease.

  8. National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit

    Measures the quality of care, activity levels, access rates and patient outcomes of services in centres designated by the National Commissioning Group.

  9. Female Genital Mutilation Datasets

    The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset supports the Department of Health's FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England.

  10. National Bowel Cancer Audit

    A high-profile, collaborative, national clinical audit for bowel cancer, including colon and rectal cancer.

  11. National Diabetes Transition Audit

    The National Diabetes Transition Audit links the National Diabetes Audit and National Paediatric Diabetes Audit datasets so that the care of young people with diabetes can be tracked during the transition from paediatric diabetes services to adult diabetes services.

  12. National Diabetes Audit collection

    The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is the one of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind.

  1. Clinical Audit Platform

    The Clinical Audit Platform is a web based system for health and care staff submitting data across our range of clinical audits and registries.