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.