The National HMB Audit is an audit of patient outcomes and experience of treatment for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, carried out by the RCOG in partnership with Ipsos-MORI and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Overview of the National HMB Audit
The National HMB Audit has four components:
- Organisational audit: a national survey of all NHS acute trusts in England and Wales to evaluate current referral patterns, protocols and practice in the management of HMB (May–September 2012)
- Audit of patient-reported outcomes: a study of symptoms and health-related quality of life among women who attend outpatient gynaecology clinics with complaints of HMB (baseline questionnaire [PDF, 740 kb] distributed in clinics 1 February 2011–31 January 2012; 1-year follow-up questionnaire [PDF, 395 kb] and information sheet [PDF, 62 kb] sent to patients’ homes February 2012–February 2013)
- Second organisational audit: a national survey of NHS acute trusts in England and Wales, to compare the results with the 2010 survey and identify/evaluate changes in referral patterns, protocols and practice in the management of HMB (June–October 2013)
- Case note review: a review of hospital records for a sample of women participating in the audit, to evaluate patient reported data reliability (July–September 2013)
For full details of the audit, please read the National HMB Audit overview (PDF, 221 kb).
Outputs of the National HMB Audit
National HMB Audit annual reports