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Surgical Audit Tool

Niall Maguire

Dr Niall Maguire

“HIUG  and the Primary Care Surgical Association announces the availability of the PCSA Community-based Surgical Audit Tool- the first collective audit for skin surgery in Ireland and a service that is unique internationally ,in being linked to your routine case notes, without the need for separate data form completion.

This is currently only available to users of clinical records system and is based on the Mediform  and QueryPlus functionality of H1 and the automated analytical capacity provided by the IPCRN.

The PCSA are  very grateful to the Health Ireland User  Group, Helix Health and the iPCRN for their support of this project over the past two years.


The Audit Tool.

If you want to use this audit for quality  assuring your  procedural practice, you will need the following:
1) The PCSA Mediform.  This Mediform is downloadable here or by contacting Niall Maguire on email hidden; JavaScript is required.
2) The PCSAiPCRN analysis package.  This will be provided in the forthcoming version upgrade of  in the coming weeks.

Please read the attached  User Guide and/or look at the 10 minute video tutorial.

PCSA Mediform   mediform folder

Instructions for Using PCSA Audit Tool (Mediform & Analyses)


About the Audit.

Together , these two items amount to an Audit Tool that you can use both to record your surface surgery consultations and to avail of the powerful analytical functions of the Irish Primary Care Research Network. Importantly, you will not have to make double entries to collect the audit data, just using the mediform to record your procedures will ensure that the iPCRN has  what it needs to provide your  audit report.


The Audit Tool addresses the following key quality indicators:

A)    Type and Nos of  procedures performed.
B)    Type and Nos of  skin cancers treated.
C)    Adequacy of excision margins for NMSC.

  1. D)    Early  complications.
    E)    Late complications.
  2. F)    Possible inappropriate excisions.
  3. G)   Correlation between clinical and histological diagnosis.
  4. H)    Possible  omitted  histology.


Your results will be compared anonymously to the results of other  audit participants.


Please see for further details.”

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