EGA Institute for Women's Health


United Kingdom Gynaecological Oncology Surgical Outcomes and Complications (UKGOSOC)

Dr Rema Iyer

Dr Rema Iyer

Trial Coordinator



UKGOSOC is a national audit with the aim to prospectively collect data on surgical procedures and complications across Gynaecological Oncology centres in the UK. The data will be used to obtain more precise estimates on the rates of complications resulting from surgeries for ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulval and vaginal cancer. The audit will inform the way this model could be used for systematic collection of data in the United Kingdom, to uniformly capture and classify complications, determine the rates for the various types of complications and as well as design a risk adjusted model that could be used to predict morbidity from surgery.

Study Design

Data was collected onto a custom built web-based data management system hosted by the Trent cancer registry. The website was accessible only through NHSnet.



Study Design

Women undergoing major surgery in a gynaecological oncology theatre list were approached for consent to participate in the study who could give consent either to include their personal identifiers or include only anonymised data. Every user in each centre was given a unique user name and password. Data on surgery and any intraoperative complications was entered soon after surgery and postoperative information such as discharge details, diagnosis and any postoperative complications were entered on the ward contemporaneously by the surgical team. Women who had given consent to include their personal identifiers, were also sent a follow-up letter from the co-ordinating centre at University College London to capture any complications they may have suffered since discharge.  All data was analysed at the Gynaecological Cancer research centre at UCL. 


Prof Usha MenonPI
Mr Andy NordinConsultant Gynaecological Oncologist QEQM hospital Margate and Chair of the NCIN Gynaecology SSCRG)
Miss Karina ReynoldsConsultant Gynaecological Oncologist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
Ms Alexandra ThackerayDeputy Director, Trent Cancer Registry
Dr Rema IyerResearch Associate
Dr Aleksandra Gentry- MaharajSenior Research Associate
Mr Robert ListonSoftware architect
Mr Rakshit DesaiResearch Assistant
Dr Andy RyanDatabase manager
Dr Mathew BurnellStatistician
CentreAudit Lead
University College Hospital, LondonMiss Adeola Olaitan
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, LondonMiss Karina Reynolds
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s Hospital, MargateMr Andy Nordin
Royal Cornwall Hospital, TruroMr Tito Lopes
City Hospital, BirminghamMr James Nevin
Cheltenham General Hospital, CheltenhamMr Rob Gornall
Ipswich General Hospital, IpswichMr Anders Linder
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, North WalesMr Simon Leeson
Royal Preston Hospital, PrestonMr Nick Wood
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, GlasgowDr Smruta Shanbhag