This is the first national audit of Fellows of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with the specific purpose of supporting consultant revalidation. The audit was performed online. There were 127 responses from 275 email invitations. The audit reflects the range of activity by consultants with over 90% being involved in dento-alveolar, trauma and oral medicine. 78% of consultants performing head and neck oncology had a database and 75% of cleft lip and palate surgeons. Contributions to audits in the last 3 years were least common in oral medicine (7%), skull base (7%), aesthetic surgery (8%), and paediatric maxillofacial surgery (12%). There were many different audits reflected in consultants responses and there is merit in focusing on specific audits suitable for national comparison and benchmarking.
Rogers, S. N., & Lowe, D. (2011). British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons first national audit in support of revalidation. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 49(6), 478-479. https://doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2010.09.017