iBID Information Service
From a survey of all burn services and contributors to the iBID in 2015 it was clear that there was a desire to have access to the national dataset to allow flexible queries to be applied to national data. ¬†It was felt the current series of reports provided were too restrictive.
We have been working on a means of providing access to anonymised data, safely and securely, since that time. In addition we have focused the emailed reports into a series to provide information on data quality and completeness and supporting information for audit.One of the limitations in developing the online iBID Information Service was the need for all data to be held within a single software system which was not fully achieved until mid-2016.
The iBID Information Service is now ready for release, it can be accessed only from computers connected to the NHS net. Details of how to access the Service will be circulated soon. Users are asked to inspect the system and provide comments concerning its refinement and development to the iBID office for collation.
Introduction and Welcome
This site will hopefully be of interest to you if you are looking for information about burn injury.
In the different sections there is information about the common causations, susceptible age and social groups and healthcare consequences of this type of injury. Elsewhere on the site there is information about how burn care services are assessed and some information about the work being done to stimulate the process of continual self-assessment and quality of care improvement.
There are articles on the matter of injury registry creation and running. Accumulated experience since 1992 may be of interest to those involved in this area of work, or to those misguided/optimistic enough to want to start!
It may be of interest to some that with the current level of development of both the iBID and iBCS software along with the centralised analysis and reporting systems, it is now possible to offer them both to an unlimited number of burn services. Expressions of interest should be made through the 'Contact Us' menu.
Some areas of the websites are open to the public, however many of the specific reports and functions, including downloadable software, are only available to registered users of the site. Because of changes to the function of this website, registration will only be available to those that have a demonstrable role in burn care provision or its organisation, as of November 2013 it will no longer be available to other users. Previously registered users may find they have been de-registered. It is thus imperative that if registration is being sought, all relevant details should be provided at the time of registration. This information will be independently verified.
Should you have comments, suggestions or criticisms to offer please use the 'Contact Us' menu item to let us hear from you.