A new mandatory national medical device outcome registry has been launched to collect detailed information on all procedures involving high-risk (Class III/IIb) devices, such as pacemakers, hip replacements and breast implants.
The registry has been developed in partnership between NHS England’s Outcomes and Registries programme and NEC Software Solutions (NEC) and follows recommendations from the Cumberlege review and Patterson inquiry.
The new Medical Device Outcome Registry platform (MDOR) will collect data on over two million medical device procedures and more than 10 million unique devices used on patients in the NHS and the independent healthcare sector. Information recorded will include clinical observational and patient outcome data, creating a single, comprehensive data centre to improve patient safety and outcomes.
Scott Pryde, delivery director for the Outcomes and Registries Programme, NHS England, said: “The Outcomes and Registries programme is the first of its kind internationally to focus healthcare, policy, digital and data requirements, system-wide, on improving patient assurance, safety and outcomes.
“Millions of people receive high-risk medical devices and implants every year. Whereas most procedures are a complete success, when things go wrong it can result in serious harm for the patients affected. The Medical Device Outcome Registry will be responsive to concerns about the safety and outcomes of patients who receive high-risk medical devices, such as implants, and will use the data to actively detect, predict and prevent patient harm, and improve outcomes for patients.
“The result will be in a step change in improving patient safety in these procedures, providing clinicians and healthcare teams with secure access to critical information they can use to inform clinical decisions and improve the experience of patients before, during and after their procedures.”
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