The National PROMs Network is a network of individuals committed to working together to share experience and support in the relatively young but rapidly growing area of collecting and using Patient Reported Outcome Measures.
Initially focussing on orthopaedics, it has become clear that there is a real need for such a resource across many specialities for people who have been given “PROMs” as part of their regular job. Support and educational understanding of what the data represents has widened our membership to include researchers, platform developers, and academics in addition to surgeons, managers, nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare teams.
Following a workshop to explore the idea, the PROMs Network was created to allow organisations to start working collaboratively with the aim of standardising PROMs collection and analysis nationally. All levels of staff engaged in PROMs use are able to join the network to share experience and support on processes for collection, analysis and benchmarking. Our aim is to ensure transparency and effective utilisation of PROMs by providing a central resource of experienced individuals to work with clinicians, managers, administration and I.T teams, developers, researchers and academics.
Working groups were formed to look at four key areas:
Which PROMs to collect (Working group 1, Led by Mr Ajay Malviya, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon)
The current processes for collating PROMs (Working group 2, Led by Anji Kingman, Clinical Outcomes Manager)
The development of open source software for the collection and analysis of PROMs data (Working group 3, Led by Professor Mike Reed, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon )
The analyses and uses of PROMs data (Working group 4, Led by Sammy Davies, Quality Outcomes Manager)
We now hold "PROMs coffee break" meetings via Zoom on the second Thursday of every 2 months - next meeting: 13/01/2022 from 11:00 to 12:00
This is an opportunity to enjoy an informal chat about PROMs and is open to all members of the network.
Please see our "News" page to see more about what we have been doing and what we plan.
If you would like to join the network please complete our short form telling us a little about yourself (here)