iBID Background and History
2012 - Release of a new version of the iBID software, with significant enhancement of the detail and scope of the dataset with specific attention to burn care cost drivers and levels of care dependency.
2011 - Confirmation of ongoing funding for the iBID as a national registry, as part of the national review of specialised commissioning arrangements.
2011 - A request to the HQIP to review the structure and function of the iBID to advise the NNBC as to optimal future arrangements.
2011 - Creation of the new NNBC (National Network for Burn care) in February to replace the NBCG and the creation of a formal Informatics sub-group to administer the iBID with a membership drawn from stakeholders.
2008 - First formal report published from the iBID but generally agreed that smaller more frequent reports by way of the web site were more practical and useful.
2007 - Support given by the NBCG for the creation of a new version of collection and analysis software as well as agreeing the need to find a long term partner to support future development and enhanced reporting.
2005 - Data collection started in April from all substantial burn services in England and Wales (19), with call from commissioners of all the specialised services for data to be retrospectively added back as far as Jan 2003.
2004 - Funding of the iBID was made available by the NBCG towards the end of 2004. To rapidly develop and circulate bespoke software meant adopting without change the BBA dataset created in 1997. As a result the software was ready by April 2005 but many ideas and innovations had to be shelved until such time as a revision was practicable.
2003 - In November 2003 the first meeting of the National Burn Care Group (NBCG) was held to take forward the recommendations of the NBCR.
2001 - Publication of the National Burn Care Review (NBCR) which listed over 140 recommendations including the call for the creation of an NHS funded database to record and analyse the full extent of the burn injury problem in the British Isles and to be the basis of on-going audit and reporting.
1998 - The first version of the British Burn Association funded software package was completed and circulated to services free of charge. Data collection commenced in a number of areas but no funding was available for centralisation and the analysis of data. Additionally the work of the National Burn Care Review (NBCR), which commenced in 1997, was felt by some in the BBA to have superseded the burn injury database as a priority.
1996 - First Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) analysis done by Ken Dunn using data from the National Casemix Office (NCMO) covering 94-96.
1995 - A specific workshop at the in Nottingham annual meeting of the British Burn Association discussed the creation of a national database and an agreement was reached that the Association would fund the development of software to allow data collection to begin. It was agreed that Ken Dunn should chair a committee made up of interested and motivated BBA members to design the database.
1994 - The then Chair of the British Burn Association, Dr John Settle published a short monograph on the future burn services in the British Isles. In it he called for the creation of a national database to better understand the nature and demand of burn care on which to base plans for the centralisation of the care for major injuries.
1992 - The burn injury section of MTOS was created and released in July. Ten burn services asked to contribute data on hardcopy proformas that were then centralised to the MTOS office and placed on the database alongside, but as a specific subset of, the existing collection of general injury data coming from accident and emergency departments. This initiative proved too complex and bureaucratic and was deemed to have failed to create a usable understanding of burn injury epidemiology in 1993.
1990 - Presentation to the British Burn Association by Ken Dunn outlining how a UK burn injury database could be created in association with the only other injury registry operating in the UK at the time, the Major Trauma Outcome Study (MTOS), based in Salford.
1984 - Presentation to the European Burns Association (EBA) by Andrew Burd of the first survey of UK burn services activity and mortality statistics. This data was collected from the admission books of each burn service visited by Mr Burd during his travelling fellowship, funded by the British Burn Association. The presentation included a call for the creation of national databases across Europe with which to compare and contrast workload and outcomes.
1978 - Presentation by Mr Peter Davenport to the British Burn Association (BBA) calling for the creation of a burns database to match that created in the USA in 1976 by Dr Feller.