CRANE at the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland (CFSGBI) Annual Conference 2024

Presentations using CRANE data delivered at the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Ireland (CFSGBI) Annual Conference, 17-19 April 2024

17 April – Meetings 09.00 until 17.00

  • Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) meetings – members of the CRANE team are attending all CEN meetings on this day.

18 April – Session 16.20 to 17:00

  • CRANE Update – including reflections on findings from our most recent Annual Report (see below).

19 April – Arnold Huddart Session 11.00 and 12.15

  • Are left sided orofacial clefts a different entity to right sided orofacial clefts? (Oral Presentation)

19 April – Free paper session 14.45 and 15.45

  • Cleft registry and audit network linkage with the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. (Oral presentation)
  • Post-centralisation Hospital Care for Children with Clefts in England: An Analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics. (Oral presentation)
  • Cleft case ascertainment in the CRANE Database compared with Hospital Episode Statistics data in England. (Oral presentation


CRANE 2023 Annual Report

We published our latest annual report in December 2023 which evaluates and reports on the delivery of cleft services to children born with a cleft lip +/or palate in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

We also published a summarised version for Patients and Parents/Carers.

Download the 2023 Annual Report , the 2023 Patient and Parents/Carers summary of findings or the Annual Report 2023 infographic.


The CRANE Local Action Plan

If you would like to create a local action plan for your cleft service to drive quality improvement this template can help. We set out clear aims to implement the recommendations from the CRANE 2022 Annual Report.

Tweets about the CRANE

Tweet about CRANE using the Twitter handle @CRANE_News


The CRANE guides and video demonstrations for service users

We have worked with our service users to develop resources to help cleft services with data entry and quality.

View the guides and video demonstrations on our website.


On behalf of the CRANE team thank you for your participation in this national clinical audit