The Community-Based Surgery Audit (CBSA) has been established to enable practitioners of community-based surgery to collect evidence on the quality of the surgery they undertake.
It aims to
- build a mechanism that measures the quality and quantity of community-based surgery undertaken in the UK
- support practitioners of surgery in community settings in monitoring and improving the quality of the service they provide by providing feedback on their practice and results and allowing comparison with their peers
- allow individual practitioners to collect data to support re-accreditation, appraisal, revalidation, and local contracting
- allow high-level analysis and reporting of data submitted by all participating practitioners to give an overview of community-based surgery practice.