A Society for the study of Cleft Lip and Palate and other Craniofacial Anomalies, comprised of a multidisciplinary group of professionals involved in the care of patients with a cleft lip and/or palate.
The CRANE Database is managed by a project team based in the CEU od the RCS. The CEU has extensive experience in national audits and its work has directly influenced clinical policy and practice in the UK.
The CEU was established in 1998 as an academic collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) and the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The CEU includes epidemiologists, researchers, statisticians and clinical fellows. Links with LSHTM gives the CEU access to experts across many areas.
Most of the work at the CEU are multidisciplinary collaborations. For many projects, a CEU staff member is the principal or co-principal investigator, alongside senior clinicians; as such they are responsible for project design, analysis and interpretation.
The only UK-wide voluntary organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate in the United Kingdom.
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