Request an Account

New users of the Cleft Registry and Audit NEtwork (CRANE) Database should register for an account, following the process outlined below.

Existing users, with access to CRANE prior to the 2016 re-development of the Database, have been required to re-register after the launch; in order to access the secure data entry and reporting system. Re-registration ensures that we have everyone’s correct and up-to-date contact details on record.

You will not be able to access the CRANE Database, without completing the registration process.

Accounts will only be issued to authorised cleft team staff – working within one of the following cleft teams in England, Wales and Northern Ireland:

Cleft Services – in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Host Hospital(s)
Newcastle Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Liverpool* Liverpool Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Manchester* Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Trent Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
West Midlands Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Cleft Net East Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
North Thames Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), jointly with

Broomfield Hospital in Essex

The Spires Salisbury District Hospital, jointly with

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

South Wales Swansea Bay University Health Board
South West University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Evelina London Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Ireland Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

*The North West, Isle of Man and North Wales Cleft Lip and Palate Network

More information on Cleft Teams can be found on the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) website

1. Please request an account by completing the online CRANE Registration online form.

2. Please allow 3 working days for your request to be processed.

3. Once your account is ready to be accessed, you will receive an email with further steps to activate your account.