The National Epistaxis Audit 2016


The national project for 2016 coordinated by Integrate with the British Rhinological Society is a large scale review of epistaxis management. The project aims to produce a new set of guidelines for the management of epistaxis through three complementary components: a national audit of management, a series of systematic reviews and a consensus opinion of experts.


A national prospective audit

The national prospective audit will be carried out by trainees in 80 - 100 hospitals throughout the UK. A pilot study at six centres has been completed and the main data collection period will commence in November 2016.

15 related systematic reviews

ENT trainees from around the UK have been working together in pairs supported by Integrate to produce a series of systematic reviews in topics related to epistaxis. These will be submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals and will support consensus statements on management.

A consensus of experts

A consensus panel was held in Leeds on in May 2016. At the event presentations were made to summarise each literature reviews and recommendations on the optimal managment of epistaxis were discussed by a panel of experts from mutliple specialties.

Useful documents


These documents are intended to provide templates which may be used to help set up the epistaxis audit in your local trust.


Guide for submitting followup data

This document gives advice on what to do after the main data collection period has finished.

Population at risk proforma

This proforma is to be completed and returned by all site leads during January 2017.

Frequently asked questions

This is a powerpoint presentation which addresses some frequently asked questions.

Step-by-step guide for collaborators

This document gives a description of how to set up and run the project.

Guide for clinical governance departments

This documents provides information which is likely to be useful to clinical goveranance departments.

Guide for consultants

This documents provides information which is likely to be useful to consultants who are interested in the project.

Audit sites

Upcoming dates

Distribution of followup proformas

Saturday 7th January 2017

UK Hospitals

The proforma for collecting followup data will be sent to site leads at each hospital.

Integrate RCAD Course

Thursday 19th - Friday 20th January 2017

RCS Ed Birmingham Regional Centre, 85-89 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BB

INTEGRATE are delighted to host the first Research Competencies and Development Course in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands and Cochrane ENT Group. The course incorporates GCP training provided by NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands, Systematic review training provided by Cochrane ENT Group and aims to satisfy ARCP 6 checklist for CCT for Research and Critical Appraisal Skills training

Deadline for submission of followup data

Tuesday 31st January 2017

UK Hospitals

The deadline for submission of 30-day followup data will be 31st January.

About Integrate

Integrate is an organisation formed by ENT trainees to support and promote trainee led collaborative research in ENT.

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