National clinical audits
NICOR manages cardiac audit data
NICOR is responsible for managing six national clinical cardiac audits, commissioned by HQIP until March 2017. More information about each audit can be found in the relevant webpages in this section.
- Adult cardiac surgery
All adult patients undergoing major heart surgery,collecting data on all major heart operations carried out on NHS patients in the UK
- Adult percutaneous interventions
All adult patients on whom a percutaneous cardiovascular intervention (PCI) procedure is performed, providing comparative data on the provision of PCI in the UK.
- Cardiac rhythm management
All adult patients with implanted devices or receiving interventional procedures for management of cardiac rhythm disorders, providing comparative information on the implantation of these devices in patients in the UK.
- Congenital heart disease
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, providing specific information on the care of both children and adults with congenital heart disease.
- Heart failure
All patients with an unscheduled admission to hospital with heart failure, collecting data on patients discharged from acute hospitals in England and Wales with a primary diagnosis of heart failure.
All adult patients with acute coronary syndromes, collecting information on the management of patients admitted with a diagnosis of myocardial infarction and other acute coronary syndromes.