CRANE Outlier Policy

Document describing the outlier policy for the Cleft Registry and Audit NEtwork (CRANE)

This document sets out the process by which the performance of NHS cleft services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – providing specialist support and clinical care to children born with cleft lip and/or palate and their families – will be assessed. As well as the process the CRANE Database Team will follow to manage any service that is found to fall outside the expected range of performance and therefore flagged as an outlier.

Click here to download the CRANE Outlier Policy

Approved by the Cleft Development Group 1 April 2021.