NICE guidelines for 1st MTPJ Arthroplasty now state patients must be added to the BOFAS Registry

Earlier this year, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) published new guidelines which state that any Consultants performing 1st MTPJ Arthroplasty (big toe joint replacement) procedures must add their patients to the BOFAS Registry, to ensure clinical scores are collected and to facilitate the local review of clinical outcomes.

Once patients have been added to the BOFAS Registry, Consultants will have to discuss the outcomes of the procedure during their annual appraisal to reflect, learn and improve.

This means that any Consultants who perform 1st MTPJ Arthroplasty procedures, whether that is within the NHS or private healthcare sector, will need to adopt BOFAS data entry as part of their normal working routine.

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What is BOFAS?

BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society) is a society of Orthopaedic Surgeons who specialise in surgery of the foot and ankle. The purpose of BOFAS is:

  • To encourage interest in foot and ankle surgery among orthopaedic surgeons
  • To encourage both basic science and clinical research in foot and ankle surgery
  • To contribute to postgraduate training and continuing medical education
  • To represent foot and ankle surgeons in the British Orthopaedic Association and to other professional and health-related bodies
  • To encourage links with foot and ankle surgeons in other countries

To meet these aims, The BOFAS Registry was created in 2014 and is hosted on the Amplitude pro registry™ platform.

The BOFAS Registry, which currently includes 6 specific pathways, is a database of clinical data and PROMs (Patient Reported Outcome Measures) relating to foot and ankle surgery completed within the UK. The primary functions of the registry are to drive best practice and facilitate research.

If you are looking for a platform which will not only facilitate the collection of PROMs data, but also offer you the ability to view that data within the correct clinical context, then look no further. Amplitude can provide you with a valuable tool that supports front-line clinical staff with individual patient care as well as providing data to evidence best practice and identify areas for service improvements. Book your free system demo today.

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