NICOR, the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS), and the University of Manchester, has released the SCTS Governance Tool. This new online rescource enables cardiac surgery consultants to access information about their clinical activity and outcomes, which facilitates effective monitoring of data quality and clinical practice. The tool allows selection of time periods and operative groups to generate downloadable reports ‘on demand’, which show analysis based on up-to-date, and 'cleaned', National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) data. More...
Published: Feb 7, 2014 3:28:12 PM
The 2012 annual report on devices from the Cardiac Rhythm Management National Audit has now been published. It is available to view and download from: More...
Published: Feb 5, 2014 1:48:26 PM
NICOR (The National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) collects patient information from hospitals across the UK to try and improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients that have heart problems and treatments. These include adult heart surgery, heart attack, heart procedures, heart devices (for example pacemakers), heart failure and congenital heart surgery. More...
Published: Feb 4, 2014 2:11:08 PM
Report National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventional (PCI) procedures 2012
published January 30th 2014.
Expansion in the use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National Audit of PCI (covering 2012). Key findings from the report include: More...
Published: Jan 30, 2014 8:09:31 AM
Acute myocardial infarction: a comparison of short-term survival in national outcome registries in Sweden and the UK
The Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP), from which the data for the Lancet paper was obtained, continues to collect detailed information about the care provided to patients with heart attack. This demonstrates the commitment of participating clinicians, Trusts and governments to improvements in quality of care. While important improvements have been made since 2010, the end of the period studied by the researchers, there is no room for complacency. We need to continue emphasising both the provision of the best modern care, and the recording of that care. We also need to shift from publishing details of the process of care to the outcomes of care. It is our intention to produce a preliminary report of outcomes for each hospital this year. More...
Published: Jan 23, 2014 10:33:12 AM
NICOR sits within the 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 the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), acting for the Department of Health (DH) and its National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE). 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 manages 7 separate clinical audits/registries, further information about these individual projects can be found by accessing the links provided in the left hand menu.
Our patient information leaflet explains what data we collect and why, in addition it helps clarify how keep this information safe.
This leaflet can be found here:
Data submission deadlines
National clinical audits managed by NICOR are continuous and we advise data should be submitted on a regular basis.
Data submission deadlines for analysis and publication in 2013 are given in the table below.
|Adult Cardiac Intervention||2013 calendar year data: 31 March 2014|
|Adult Cardiac Intervention||Aggregate paper return: tbc|
|Adult Cardiac Surgery||
April - June data: 30 September
July - September: 31 December
October - December: 31 March
January - March: 30 June
|Cardiac Rhythm Management||
2013 calendar year data: 31st March 2014
2013/14 financial year data: 31st July 2014
|Congenital Heart Disease||
2013 financial year data: 30 May 2014
|Heart Failure||2013/14 financial year data: 2 June 2014|
|MINAP||2014 Public report data: 30 May 2014|
|MINAP||2013 Data validation study:31 Dec 2014|
1 January - 31 March: 31 July
1 January - 30 June: 31 October
1 January - 30 September: 31 January
1 January - 31 December: 30 April
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