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
New project explores using algae to produce speciality oils
Dec 11, 2013 15:55PM
A new UCL project is developing the idea that microalgae could provide more sustainable production of a wide range of useful oils – from omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to lubricants to next-generation biofuels.Read more...
Two awards for academic health science centre paper
Dec 11, 2013 14:08PM
Professor Naomi Fulop (UCL Department of Applied Health Research), along with colleagues at the University of Oxford and King's College London, has won ' Best Public Sector Paper ' and ' Best Health Management Paper ' at the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference in Hobart, Tasmania.Read more...
UCL takes the lead with £8.5m funding for dementia research
Dec 11, 2013 12:41PM
UCL has been awarded more than £8.5 million by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help tackle the challenges associated with dementia.Read more...
NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) exists to improve the care and outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease by providing high quality comparative information from national clinical audits. Established by Prof. Sir Bruce Keogh, now NHS Medical Director, NICOR is led by Prof. John Deanfield in association with the specialist clinical societies responsible for each of the national audits, and the Department of Health Vascular Team.
Clinicians lead the audits, working together with information management experts. NICOR provides its NHS partners with audit feedback that is used to monitor and plan how to improve the day-to-day quality of care for patients with cardiovascular conditions. The national audits are provided via a sophisticated IT-based system that links data entry from each acute hospital with a secure central database. Online reports are provided for local participating hospitals that compare their performance with others and against good practice standards. There is a strong emphasis on data checking and quality at all levels, and on risk-adjusting analyses to ensure that we compare ‘like with like’. Both professional and public reports are produced. Outputs are also provided for regulatory bodies (eg, the Care Quality Commission, CQC, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, MHRA), for patients and the public via ‘public portals’ and NHS Choices, and for government departments. NICOR also encourages appropriate research use of national audit data, to help further improve patient care by identifying what works best in the ‘real world’ outside of clinical trials.
NICOR sits within NCCPO (the National Centre for Cardiovascular Preventions and Outcomes), which is in turn part of ICS (the Institute of Cardiovascular Science).
Currently a large part of NICOR’s funding comes from NHS England, which is managed by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). HQIP is responsible for The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), a national programme of 34 national clinical audits projects collecting data on compliance with evidence based standards, and provide local trusts with benchmarked reports on the compliance and performance.
NICOR also receives funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the George A Moore Foundation (GAMF), the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and the East Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group (EMSCG) on behalf of the SCGs across England.
NICOR's initial focus is to manage six national cardiovascular clinical audits and their associated registries.
|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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