Cataract Audit - please check your data on your hospital EMR systems and in-house databases, the next data extraction is imminent

The current round of the audit data collection ends on 31 March 2021. It is vital that you check the data on your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems and in-house databases to ensure accurate and complete data has been recorded before submission/extraction. 

The cataract audit data submission will take place the week commencing 04 May 2021 - 14 May 2021 for the data contribution period 01 September 2019 to 31 March 2021. The deadline for data submission is Friday, 14 May 2021.

USING MEDISOFT EMR SYSTEM - your data will be extracted by the EMR provider and then transferred to the NOD statistician for analysis. Locally no action is needed.

USING OTHER EMR SYSTEMS AND IN-HOUSE DATABASES - your data will need to be submitted in csv format via Please note that all Patient Identifiable Data (PID) should be de-identified before submission.

The next round of the cataract audit data collection will commence on 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact 

NOD Audit will continue to manage services during COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will continue to deliver and manage its services to members where feasible. This includes the NOD Audit, which will continue to be managed by the NOD team and in liaison with trusts and surgeons. 

The collection of data, analysis and reporting of outcomes for individual surgeons and eye units will be compromised due to the ophthalmic workforce being deployed in other areas within their trusts as well as the withdrawal of routine surgery during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise on the status of the NOD audit as appropriate. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the continuation of ophthalmic services in the UK will be subject to national guidance from NHS England, Public Health England and their equivalents in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  RCOphth guidance advises eye clinics to review and implement management plans to identify high risk patients. This guidance has been developed to safeguard and protect patients and the workforce and the RCOphth is advising that all routine ophthalmic surgery should be postponed.

Please look out for updates on the RCOphth and NOD websites.