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Posted: 7th September 2021

Vets urged to submit neutering data to national audit
Practices can use the results to carry out their own audits and produce internal benchmarks, guidelines and checklists to help monitor their progress.
RCVS Knowledge is asking practices to submit their data by 15 October. 

RCVS Knowledge is urging veterinary practices to submit their neutering data to the National Audit for Small Animal Neutering (NASAN) before 15 October 2021.

The charity is asking all veterinary teams performing neutering in dogs, cats and rabbits to share their data anonymously to the NASAN, in order to establish UK benchmarks in post-operative complications rates for small animal neutering.

Executive director of RCVS Knowledge, Chris Gush, said: “Data submitted to the NASAN last year, and so far this year, has been lower than expected – likely due to the strain put on the professions by the pandemic. 

“We believe many practices have neutering data that they have not been able to submit yet. We would be grateful for any unsubmitted neutering data for 2020 and 2021 to be sent to the NASAN, when practices are able, so that it can contribute to the national picture and allow us to gain the most accurate representation of the benchmarks for neutering in the UK.”

Practices are encouraged to submit their data from 2020 and 2021 before 15 October on the vetAUDIT website.

RCVS Knowledge has created a 'How to guide' for using the NASAN, which can be accessed here

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