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).
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:
|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|
|North East and Yorkshire||21||18||86%||15||83%||560||72|
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
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
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
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.