NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) analyses data submitted by NHS clinicians about heart disease patients' quality of care and outcomes. NICOR is committed to providing appropriately analysed, accurate outcome data in a timely manner which is understandable by the public, healthcare providers and the medical profession. We work closely with the specialist Clinical Societies. More...
Published: Apr 12, 2013 2:48:03 PM
Cardiac patients and their families are set to receive a major boost in information about heart conditions with the launch today of the two major patient-focused reports covering heart attack and heart failure care. More...
Published: Jan 30, 2013 4:45:25 PM
Published: Jan 29, 2013 7:06:02 AM
The National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report was published on 27th November 2012. More...
Published: Nov 27, 2012 9:29:41 AM
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) has published its 11th Annual Public Report reporting on performance against national standards for hospitals that admit patients with a heart attack. More...
Published: Nov 15, 2012 12:24:33 AM
Post-mortem MRI: a viable alternative to an autopsy
May 17, 2013 16:17PM
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and blood tests to establish the cause of death in fetuses and newborn babies is virtually as accurate as a standard autopsy, according to a paper published in The Lancet .Read more...
Grassroots women’s groups could halve maternal death rate
May 17, 2013 11:06AM
Women’s groups can dramatically reduce the number of maternal and newborn deaths in some of the world’s poorest communities, according to a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet .Read more...
Global health policy fails to address burden of disease on men
May 17, 2013 00:30AM
Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this week’s Lancet .Read more...
NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) is part of the Centre for Cardiovascular Preventions and Outcomes at University College London. We are a unique partnership of clinicians (from local hospitals, the national specialist societies and DH), IT experts, analysts, academics and managers. NICOR enables clinicians to take a leading, central part in the NHS "information revolution‟.
Our mission is to provide information to improve heart disease patients' quality of care and outcomes. NICOR collects patient information from UK hospitals into secure cardiovascular registries established by the specialist clinical societies. We then help the NHS, the government and regulatory bodies improve quality by checking that care meets good practice standards through clinical audit, and by comparing outcomes such as casemix-adjusted survival rates. Our reports and online public portals help patients make choices, and build public confidence in NHS cardiac care. NICOR encourages research using "real world‟ data to complement and refine the lessons learnt from randomised clinical trials.
NICOR's initial focus is to manage six national cardiovascular clinical audits and their associated registries
The links (bold text) in the table below will take you to the Audit or Specialist society respectively.
|Audit||Patients||Lead Specialist Society|
|All adult patients on whom a percutaneous cardiovascular intervention procedure is performed.||
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
|All adult patients undergoing major heart surgery.||
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
|All adult patients with implanted devices or receiving interventional procedures for management of cardiac rhythm disorders.||
Heart Rhythm UK
|All cardiac or intrathoracic great vessel procedures carried out in patients under the age of 16 years, and all adult congenital cardiac procedures performed for a cardiac defect present from birth.||
British Congenital Cardiac Association
|All patients with an unscheduled admission to hospital with heart failure.||
British Society for Heart Failure
|All adult patients with acute coronary syndromes.||
British Cardiovascular Society
|All patients undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.|
Details of our longer-term strategy and what we will do during 2011/12 are discussed in our strategy and business plan. This document can be found by following the link below:
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