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UK wide Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Audit

We are delighted to inform you that the 2022 UK wide acute upper GI bleed audit starts on the 3rd of May 2022. The audit aims to prospectively collect information on all patients presenting with AUGIB to your hospital between a 2 month period (3rd of May 2022 to 2nd of July 2022). Data collection with information on a further follow-up period of 28 days for the included patients will close on 2nd August 2022.

The landscape of acute upper GI bleeding has significantly changed since the last audit of 2007 with the advent of novel therapeutic endoscopy, interventional radiology, formation of formal 24/7 GI bleeding networks, and the introduction of the BSG GI bleed care bundle. We are including in the audit an organisational and trainee questionnaire to better understand service provision and training in the management of this important GI emergency.

The audit is endorsed by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), British Association for Study of Liver diseases (BASL), Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Scottish Society of Gastroenterology (SSG), Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) and British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR).

Read a more detailed summary of the project

Your Chief Executive, Medical Director, and Endoscopy Lead have been sent an invitation to participate.

If you would like to get involved with this audit, kindly get in touch with your local audit lead (if known). A list of the hospitals with details of respective audit leads that have enrolled in the audit so far is available by clicking here. If you think the audit has not been registered at your hospital site and you would like to get involved, please complete one of the following links:

If you have any queries, please contact Andy Douds at andrew.douds@nnuh.nhs.uk or Gaurav Nigam at Gaurav.nigam@nhs.net.

NHS IMPROVEMENT AREA Applicable Trusts Enrolled Enrolled (% of applicable) Active Active (% of enrolled) DCFs sent Electronic submissions
East of England 13 13 100% 9 69% 385 137
London 19 17 89% 14 82% 595 79
Midlands 18 15 83% 14 93% 580 46
North East and Yorkshire 21 18 86% 15 83% 560 72
North West 19 15 79% 14 93% 545 84
South East 16 11 69% 10 91% 340 93
South West 14 12 86% 11 92% 385 145
Total (ENGLAND) 120 101 84% 87 86% 3390 656
IOM 1 0 0% 0 0 0
NI 5 4 80% 4 100% 190 24
SCOTLAND 12 12 100% 12 100% 470 53
WALES 6 4 67% 4 100% 175 86
Total 144 121 84% 107 88% 4225 819


Notes on the data:

  • APPLICABLE trusts – this is the number of Trusts that we have so far identified where the audit is applicable to carry out at one or more of that Trust’s sites
  • Enrolled – these trusts have expressed an interest in participating in the audit at one or more sites
  • Active – these Trusts have confirmed that they are ready to start data collection and received all the information they need to start collecting data
  • DCFs sent – this is how many paper Data Collection Forms (DCFs) have been sent out
  • Electronic submission – this is how many electronic records have been started

Useful Resources

Clinical Audit Lead Poster

Audit leads are requested to fill out their name and contact details and advertise the audit by putting a copy in A&E, Acute medical units, endoscopy units, theatres, other medical and surgical wards to make people aware of the planned audit and to get other colleagues to join in to help with audit data collection

Download the Clinical Audit Lead Poster here.

Case Identifier Details Poster

To be used during the period of the audit starting 3rd of May by filling out details of their case identifiers and putting a copy in A&E, Acute medical units, endoscopy, theatres, other medical and surgical wards to capture information on all suspected/confirmed GI bleeds between 3rd May 2022 to 2nd July 2022

Download the Case Identifier Details Poster here.

BSG AUGIB Presentation

To be used to present at local meetings. Audit leads can make edits to meet local requirements whilst keeping the basic template and information as per the National audit Steering committee team.

Download the BSG AUGIB Presentation here.