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News: Clinical Audit and Registries Management Service (CARMS)

Summer 2017

The CARMS Summer ebulletin is now available

The second annual report of the Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset was published on 4 July. The report includes data submitted by 123 NHS trusts and 74 GP practices and found that there were over 9,000 attendances between April 2016 and March 2017. The findings were used in a Guardian newspaper article.

The National Diabetes Audit and National Paediatric Diabetes Audit datasets have been linked for the first time so that the care of young people with diabetes can be tracked during the transition from paediatric diabetes services to adult diabetes services. This joint enterprise between the two audits is called the National Diabetes Transition Audit (NDTA). The first audit report has been published, presenting key findings and recommendations on NICE recommended care processes and treatment target achievement rates from 2003 to 2015 in age groups of 12 - 24 years in England and Wales. Following publication, the audit held a successful event with paediatric and adults services to discuss the audit findings and experiences of transitioning care.

Two new interactive reports using data from the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit 2016 Annual Report are available online: the Hospital Characteristics report and the Main Areas for Improvement report. Users select a hospital to see their hospital results and the national average.

The Clinical Audit Platform (CAP) team invites all CAP users to complete an online survey. There are 12 questions.  All questions are optional and all answers are anonymous unless you request further contact from the CAP team. The CAP User Group will be meeting again soon. If you would like to get involved, please email

The National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) has worked with the Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK patient charities to produce a new printable patient leaflet.

The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) invites all its users to complete an online survey. There are a maximum of 20 questions. The answers will help inform a review of the audit dataset and its outputs.

Audit submission deadlines

For submission deadlines and report publication dates please look at the CARMS Calendar which you can access by following the link on the right of this page.

CARMS eBulletin archive

 pdf icon CASU ebulletin Issue 7 - Autumn 2015 [388kb]pdf icon CARMS ebulletin Issue 8 - Spring 2016 [320kb]pdf icon CARMS ebulletin Issue 9 - Summer 2016 [456kb]pdf icon CARMS ebulletin Issue 10 - Autumn 2016 [103kb]pdf icon CARMS ebulletin Issue 11 - Winter 2016 [118kb] CARMS ebulletin Issue 12 - Spring 2017