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National Audit for Post-operative Outcomes

RCVS Knowledge is embarking on a new project to create a national audit for post-operative outcomes. This audit will include a wide range of surgical procedures, including routine and emergency surgeries, and will cover a range of species commonly seen within first opinion practice.

Currently, the only national veterinary surgical audits available are the National Audit for Small Animal Neutering and the Canine Cruciate Registry, both of which are specific to species and procedure. The National Audit for Post-operative Outcomes (NAPO) will provide a platform for practices to perform clinical audits and compare their outcomes, allowing for improvements within the peri- and post-operative journey.

The audit will offer a selection of relevant evidence-based care bundles and educational materials to support practices with interventions and the use of Quality Improvement (QI) methodology to drive improvement.

Our Clinical Lead for the project, Jenny Brown Bsc(Hons) BVM&S(dist) GPCert(FelPr) MANZCVS(Medicine of Cats) MRCVS, said:

“I’m really excited to join this project. I hope we can work together with clinicians in practice to gain evidence showing how we can make the surgical journey as safe as possible for the animals entrusted into our care."

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Please register your details to be updated about this project as it develops.


RCVS Knowledge is the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). By completing this form you are consenting to us contacting you in connection with the National Audit for Post-Operative Outcomes. We will process your data for as long as we have your consent to do so (GDPR). Your personal information will be used to update you on project developments. We are committed to the privacy of your personal information and will process your data in line with our our privacy policy and the General Data Protection Regulations. Your personal information will not be shared with outside third parties and you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.


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