What Happens When
CHIPS reporting follows standard financial year reporting (April - March). New hospitals are welcome to join CHIPS at any time. CHIPS follow up forms are sent out for completion for each patient in follow up, at least once a year. The schedule for sending out and returning CHIPS follow up forms is arranged on a case by case basis with each clinic, depending on the number of patients.
CHIPS data are reviewed by the CHIPS Steering Committee at our biannual meetings (March and September). Some of the data are used by Public Health England for national surveillance.