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PASCOM-10 User Guide Update

Published 30 Aug 2018

Version 1.0 of the user guide was published in 2014. Since then PASCOM-10 has been through many changes and developments. The website underwent a major re-development in 2015 and the training process was updated. New users are now required to watch a series of short youtube videos before completing an online assessment, these videos can be accessed by all users once logged-in.  Many new features, subtle edits and corrections have been applied. The most important of these are recorded in the news archive available on the website at: http://www.pascom-10.com/news. We have responded to many requests from users, nowhere more so

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PASCOM privacy and security updates

Published 02 Jul 2018

We've had a number of requests for advice in relation to GDPR. The series of articles published in Podiatry Now (also available at https://www.scpod.org/#) provide a comprehensive overview. In addition we have updated our advice around privacy and web security. Please refer to the following links for further details. We have an updated privacy statement here – http://www.pascom-10.com/privacy If you scroll through that you will also see details about web security relevant to GDPR. The user guide has also been updated – section 3 refers to protecting patient datahttp://www.pascom-10.com/…/UNDER%20REVIEW%20PASCOM-10%20Use… Also bear in mind the terms and conditions laid out by

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PASCOM-10: A summary of the first six years

Published 16 Jan 2018

PASCOM has its origins as a paper based audit of podiatric surgery dating back to the late 1990s.  Since the early 2000s PASCOM has been under the care of the College of Podiatry and following a major investment in the system an online version was launched in May 2010. With the online launch the system was made available to all members of the College.  Following the online launch various modifications and facelifts have resulted in a website able to capture activity and patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) for all elements of podiatry.  The following report summarises data collected over the

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A comparision of outcomes of 1st MTP joint arthrodesis using PASCOM-10

Published 14 Jan 2018

By ANNA EVANS, JIEHAN CHONG and IAN REILLY Worldwide, osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability. The prevalence of symptomatic radiographic first metatarsophalangeal (MTPJ) OA has been reported to be 7.8%. It has been demonstrated to decrease general health-related quality of life, but successful treatment strategies are available. The authors present a service evaluation that compares the outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodesis at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust against national podiatric surgery data held on the PASCOM-10 system, including complication rates and two different PROMs: the Manchester–Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOXFQ) and the Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ-10). The

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Data Protection Laws are changing and all podiatrists will need to comply!

Published 26 Nov 2017

Data protection rules are set to change in May 2018.  These changes may impact on your use of PASCOM-10.  The college of Podiatry hase recently published the following statement on their website here  Key Learning Points The Data Protection act is being updated with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). All healthcare professionals should be aware of the key terms within the GDPR. Podiatrists will need to consider carefully the ways in which they process personal data. Under EU law, the rights to privacy and fair processing of personal data are treated as fundamental rights. In the UK, these

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PASCOM Injection Therapy Survey 2017

Published 19 Nov 2017

The PASCOM team have recently collaborated with our friends at MSK:UK (the leading lower limb musculoskeletal interest group) to review injection therapy data recorded on PASCOM-10.  The paper was presented at this year's College of Podiatry Conference in Liverpool.  http://www.pascom-10.com/articles/PASCOM%20CSIT%20poster.pdf  

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Auditing diabetic foot outcomes with PASCOM

Published 12 Sep 2017

Robert Morley and the team at Whitworth Hospital in Derbyshire have been using PASCOM to audt their treatment of diabetic foot complications.  The full report is available to read here (opens new window).

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Comparing Datasets with PASCOM-10

Published 06 Sep 2017

In this brief report David Tollafield considers PASCOM-10 (P-10) clinical diagnostic activity data for podiatry and podiatric surgery Ever mindful of Health Commissioners and their quest to cut service provision, without evidence, we need more than ever to rely on a national dataset. Building on outcome evidence is not just something the PASCOM team are working on alone, and meetings are coming together to see how we can expand our evidence to promote podiatric intervention for all groups. Only by looking at audit trails can we make any inference with some confidence about our own activity. In many ways the

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New Report for Podiatrists in the Private and independent Sectors

Published 06 Sep 2017

a new report is available for Podiatrists and Podiatric Surgeons working in the private and independent sectors providing surgical care.  The simple report allows users to identify the provider type per episode of care.  The report can be found under Reports > Invasive Domain > Activity Reports > Invasive Provider Report.

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Time to wound healing, new metric and reports

Published 12 May 2017

The following updated functionality is now available on PASCOM-10.  The post treatment events in both the invasive and non-invasive domains can now capture time to wound healing in weeks.  This function is of relevance to those treating diabetic foot ulceration. To support this functionality, additional reports are now also available in both the invasive and non invasive domains.  

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The Value of PASCOM-10 for Podiatry

Published 24 Jan 2017

In the January edition of Podiatry Now David Tollafield provides a useful overview of the PASCOM-10 database from its early days as a simple audit project at Nene College (now the Univesity of Northampton) through to the present day with over 77,000 recorded episodes of care.  David concludes his review with a challenge to all podiatrists: "The podiatric surgeons (fewer than 100 individuals) have hammered down the key ingredients of (PASCOM)  but 8000 podiatrists can access the system; consider the impact if we had 2000 podiatrists alone? This would provide the basis upon which national policy could be made."  PASCOM-10 is

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PASCOM national data for 2016 published

Published 24 Jan 2017

Each year in January the PASCOM team publish raw invasive treatment data generated by the system over the previous 12 months.  The data is provided 'as is' without editing, error correction or further analysis.  Individual departments use PASCOM in accordance with their own local audit procedures and as a result there can be some variance in how and when activity or outcomes are recorded, as a result care should be taken when using this data to benchmark local activity.  If you require any support with interpreting the national data please get in contact http://www.pascom-10.com/contact-us The 2016 data shows that 100 centres recorded  11,375

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New study of neuroma surgery outcomes makes good use of PASCOM-10

Published 19 Dec 2016

A new study by George Flanagan and Ian Reilly makes good use of PASCOM-10 in their review of Morton’s neuroma excision by means of a plantar approach.  Read the full article here https://faoj.org/2016/03/01/longitudinal-plantar-approach-for-excision-of-interdigital-perineural-fibroma-of-the-foot-a-case-series-and-literature-review/ Longitudinal plantar approach for excision of interdigital perineural fibroma of the foot: A case series and literature review by George Flanagan, Ian Reilly, The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 9 (1): 1  Background:  There is an array of clinically and academically derived opinion as to the correct surgical approach to the intermetatarsal space, most frequently to excise a symptomatic interdigital perineural fibroma (aka Morton’s Neuroma).  The purpose

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PASCOM-10 in Podiatry Now

Published 25 Nov 2016

In the December edition of Podiatry Now, Anthony Maher explores the concepts of service evaluation and outcome measurement in the context of PASCOM-10.  The article provides a useful appraisal of PASCOM-10 and can be accessed here or via the information page.

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Customising Patient Form Emails

Published 29 Sep 2016

Patient form emails allow a user to send an email to a patient which contains a link that the patient can follow in order to complete one of the many forms that PASCOM-10 provides. This is an alternative to the patient completing a paper copy of the form, and having a clinician copy the data into PASCOM-10. This feature was added several months ago, and has proved to be very popular, but a common request from users was the ability to customise the email that gets sent to a patient. We're pleased to announce that feature has just been launched.

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Evaluating the Clinical Outcomes of Nail Surgery

Published 12 Sep 2016

Ravi Modha and colleagues recently published an article in Podiatry Now (June 2016) examining the outcomes of nail surgery.  The team at CLCH NHS Trust used PASCOM-10 to facilitate the audit and focused on complications, MOXFQ outcomes and the Friends and Family Test.  they rightly conclude that their study can be used as a benchmark by which future PASCOM based audits can evaluate their own clinical effectiveness. The article is available via Podiatry Now https://issuu.com/redactive/docs/june_16_pn .  A copy can also be accessed via our information pages here  (high quality PDF to follow).

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Exciting new updates for PASCOM-10

Published 01 Sep 2016

As promised in July we have added some new features to PASCOM-10 which improve usability and functionality.  Please take a moment to read through the key changes below.  If you have any difficulties with these new features, please get in contact with the PASCOM team once logged in by using the ‘Send Feedback’ button at the top right of the screen.   New Report: MOXFQ Raw Data Reports (Invasive & Non-Invasive domains) This new report allows for the exporting of raw MOXFQ data for each patient in a cohort so that users can do further statistical analysis (e.g. in Excel).

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PASCOM updates and improvements

Published 29 Jul 2016

Dear Colleagues,   It has been around 7 months since we have sent an update to you about PASCOM and I thought as we are in summer (supposedly) I would drop you all a line.   One important new feature is being able to pre-schedule your PROMS / Follow-up MOXFQ and PSQ-10s to automatically get emailed to patients at a time set by you. This will also then auto-populate the responses you get back in to the patient episode saving a lot of the administrative burden associated with this.   ========================================================================================"On all the patient form events, where previously there was

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Important update for users of the MOXFQ

Published 24 Nov 2015

It has come to the attention of the PASCOM working party that some users may be using an earlier version of the MOXFQ produced by Oxford University.  The only current validated version of the MOXFQ is copyrighted by ISIS Innovation and more information is available on their website (opens in new window).  PASCOM has been registered with ISIS Innovation since June 2011 and as such we can provide a copy of the current Manchester Oxford Foot/Ankle Questionnaire (MOXFQ) to members of the College of Podiatry who are also registered users of PASCOM-10. To access the current version of the MOXFQ, login to

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PASCOM-10 Launches new online training tool

Published 30 Jul 2015

The training process which must be completed to gain access to PASCOM has been radically re-designed and simplified.  New users wishing to register for PASCOM-10 will now watch a series of short videos explaining the fundamentals of data entry before completing a 10 question online assessment. 

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