Governance

NICOR is governed by an Operations Group which is overseen by the Preventions and Outcomes Board. NICOR is part of a wider grouping within UCL which links colleagues working in prevention and epidemiology within the National Centre for Cardiovascular Prevention and Outcomes (NCCPO). The general management of NICOR is overseen by the NICOR management Team.

NICOR executive

Members
  Role
John Deanfield   
Julie Sanders  
Adam Timmis  
Ben Bridgewater  
Peter Ludman  
Mark de Belder  

Professional liaison group

  Role
Iain Simpson  
Julie Sanders  
James Roxburgh  
Simon Ray  
Nick Linker  
Clive Weston  
Theresa McDonagh  
Ben Bridgewater  
Rodney Franklin  
Peter Ludman  
Simon Redwood  
Francis Murgatroyd  
Rob Martin  
Steve Furniss  
Suzanna Hardman  
Graham Cooper  
Sam McAlister  

Research executive

  Role
Chris Gale  
Julie Sanders  
John Deanfield  
Henry Dargie  
Peter Ludman  
Kate Brown  
Simon Redwood  
Rod Stables  
Ben Bridgewater  
Mark de Belder  
Patrick Doherty  
Richard Schilling  
Harry Hemingway  
Bryan Williams  
Huon Gray  
Keith Fox  
Owen Nicholas  
David Cunningham  
Carol Porteous  
Mark O'Neill  
Adam Timmis  
Sam McAlister  

Communications workgroup

  Role
Ben Bridgewater  
Julie Sanders  
Becca Cosgriff  
Marion Standing  
Carol Porteous  
Damian Marlee  
Aminat Shote  
Sam McAlister  

Health technologies working group

Mark de Belder  
Julie Sanders  
David Cunningham  
Emmanouil Lazarides  
Nadeem Fazal  
Damian Marlee  
Mansoor Shah  
Peter Ludman  
Fabian D'Souza  
Sam McAlister  

Informatics and information technology working group

Peter Ludman  
Julie Sanders  
Mark de Belder  
Nadeem Fazal  
Ben Bridgewater  
David Cunningham  
Darragh O'Neill  
Andrew Donald  
Rod Stables  
Polly Mitchell  
Fabian D'Souza  
Owen Nicholas  
Sam McAlister  

Research working group

  Role
John Deanfield  
Chris Gale  
Julie Sanders  
Andrew Harrison  
Lucia Gavalova  
Polly Mitchell  
Owen Nicholas  
Carol Porteous  
Sam McAlister  

Risk and governance working group

  Role
Adam Timmis  
Julie Sanders  
Nadeem Fazal  
Tracy Whittaker  
Chris Gale  
Owen Nicholas  
Paul Wilkinson  
Spiros Denaxas  
Sue Manuel  
Sam McAlister  

Details of NICOR's strategic plans for the future can be found in our strategy and business plan:

Audit governance

NICOR is accountable to the specialist clinical societies that originally developed the audit datasets and which provide clinical leadership. Each of the clinical audit leads represents their audit and the professional society on the NICOR Operations Group.

NICOR's structure is intended to strengthen the clinical leadership of the individual audits and registries, and to provide tailored support to the clinical leads. The clinical leads liaise with the relevant clinical groups to ensure professional buy-in, and provide the knowledge and experience of their clinical area to interpret the data and ensure that the analyses and reports address the most important issues.

The responsibilities of the specialist society/audit lead include specifying analysis criteria, revision of datasets, content and format of annual reports, reviewing applications for access to data by external research groups, ensuring there is a mechanism for the identification of outliers, future strategy and development of each audit, and defining and prioritising the research questions required by the specialist society. Where relevant, the audit leads are responsible for leading the delivery of the audits as required by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) contract. This process is overseen by the project board or steering committee for each audit.

The clinical leads for each audit are as follows:

Audit Clinical Leads
Audit Clinical Lead  
Cardiac Rhythm Management  Dr Francis Murgatroyd
Congenital Heart Disease Audit Dr Rodney Franklin
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) Dr Clive Weston
National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit  Mr Ben Bridgewater
National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Dr Peter Ludman
National Heart Failure Audit Professor Theresa McDonagh
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation registry Dr Peter Ludman and Mr Neil Moat

More information about the governance of NICOR audits and registries can be found on the individual audit webpages:

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