Frequently Asked Questions
A consortium of Saving Faces–The Facial Surgery Research Foundation and Dendrite Clinical Systems is running the HANA Project with The British Association of Head and Neck Oncology (BAHNO). Saving Faces is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for patients who develop head and neck cancer through audit and research. Dendrite is a British company specialising in disease registry database systems. BAHNO is the national organisation representing all the specialty groups involved in the management of Head and Neck cancer.
Each hospital in England and Wales that provides specialist care for patients with head & neck cancer are required to submit their data to the national registry on a regular basis.
The HANA registry is designed to collect data on patient demographics, disease profile, treatments and outcomes.
Yes – the registry holds detailed clinical records on patients but the whole system resides on a secure server within the dedicated NHS computer network.