The UK National Flap Registry (UKNFR) is a registry for all pedicled and free flaps in the breast, head, neck, upper and lower limb, perineum, trunk and after sarcoma resection. UKNFR has official participation from BAPRAS, BAOMS, BAHNO and the ABS.
The registry, which has been live for all of the UK since August 2015, has now registered 1291 cases and 65 hospitals across the UK are participating. The UKNFR system was subject to months of testing by surgeons from several large UK plastics and maxillofacial units. PROMs have been built in and, for breast surgery, the Breast Q reconstructive modules are sent directly to the patient at six and 18 months via an automated text/e-mail and collated centrally, removing the human interface.
Surgical societies in Sweden, Finland, Holland and Belgium have expressed an interest in establishing similar flap registries and there is also hope of setting up an international collaboration of flap registries (ICNFR), in a manner similar to the international collaboration of breast implant registries (icobra), allowing comparison of international outcomes.
Terms and Conditions, User Policy, Patient information sheet and consent form are uploaded in the documents section of UKNFR website. To visit the live registry please click here.
To download information and tips please click here.
Once they have enough cases surgeons will be able to download/ export their own data and generate funnel plots and graphs for presentation in appraisals and for revalidation.