The National Heart Failure Audit published its sixth annual report on 21 November 2013. More...
Published: Nov 21, 2013 12:00:15 AM
Acting as a 'window' into National Adult Cardiac Surgery
Audit (NACSA) data, the SCTS iData app allows users to place filters on
different types of heart surgery to generate a report showing analysis of all
heart operations in the UK between April 2008 – March 2012. Reports
provide a running total of procedures as you add each filter, with the
to generate a report at any time.
Published: Oct 29, 2013 5:41:24 PM
Another year has gone by and another MINAP Public Report has been published, providing an insight into how the NHS cares for patients with Heart Attack. More...
Published: Oct 16, 2013 11:02:43 AM
Following on from the release of patient friendly reports for Heart
Failure and MINAP, the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA)
today (3 September) publishes 'UK Heart Surgery: What Patients Can Expect from their Surgeons' in partnership with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS).
Published: Sep 3, 2013 8:47:16 AM
As part of the ‘Everyone Counts’ initiative, individual consultants’ results are being published, based on national clinical audit data. Two of NICOR’s national cardiac audits are amongst the 10 specialties covered, providing data in relation to adult cardiac surgery and non-surgical interventional cardiology. The work was coordinated for NHS England by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which commissions national clinical audit work for NHS England. More...
Published: Jun 28, 2013 10:24:28 AM
Tuberculosis research project wins Times Higher Education award
Dec 04, 2013 14:49PM
A UCL research and training project centered on a diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) won the Times Higher Education (THE) International Collaboration of the Year award at a ceremony in London last week.Read more...
UCLPartners designated as an Academic Health Science Centre
Nov 29, 2013 15:50PM
The Department of Health has today designated UCLPartners to continue as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014. UCLPartners has held the coveted AHSC title since 2009, creating an environment for clinicians and academics working in some of the UK’s leading hospitals and universities to collaborate to deliver world class clinical and academic outcomes.Read more...
A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found
Nov 27, 2013 10:47AM
UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon.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.||
British Heart Rhythm Society
|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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