UK National Flap Registry

On this page you will find information about the UK National Flap Registry

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 has been live for all of the UK since August 2015 and offers the 'Surgeon Dashboard' was launched in July 2017 for every user/surgeon can download various graphs (numbers, case mix, gender, age, success rate, return to theatre) for appraisal and revalidation. 

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.

First UK National Flap Registry

The First UK National Flap Registry Report was published in December 2019.  You can view the report here

May 2019 update:

The first UKNFR report is scheduled for publication on the 3rd December 2019.  The report will have aggregate national data on all flaps without units and surgeons' names specified.  It will have national averages for key performance indicators: case mix, age, demographics, flap success, unplanned return to theatre and length of stay.  These will be listed broadly according to anatomically reconstructed areas: Breast, Head & Neck, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Trunk, Perineum.  Participating plastics units will be listed in the report, however specific data on each unit's performance will not be in the report.

The final cut of UKNFR data will be taken on 1st August 2019, for the period from 1st August 2016 - 31st July 2019.  

UKNFR users should check their data for completion and accuracy

Anyone performing flaps for reconstruction who is not yet registered should do so and enter data retrospectively from 1st August 2016.

UKNFR counts:

Latest Update (September 2018) is available here

Find the UKNFR Counts for October 2018 here

Find the UKNFR Counts for March 2019 here

Find the UKNFR Counts for July 2019 here

Find the UKNFR Counts for October 2019 here

Find the UKNFR Counts for May 2020 here

Find the UKNFR Counts for June 2020 here

Find the UKNFR Counts for August 2020 here