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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
Adult Cardiac Surgery
The National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) collects consecutive operation data from all 35 NHS hospitals in the UK that carry out adult heart surgery. A number of Irish and UK private surgical units also submit data.
The project, which has been running
since 1977, enables secure collection and analysis of cardiac surgery
data, in addition to long-term mortality tracking. Participation in the
audit is mandatory for relevant English and Welsh hospitals as part of
Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). The NCAPOP is
managed by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and funded by NHS England.
Analysis of NACSA data is reported to participating hospitals, Cardiac Networks, NHS regulatory bodies (such as the NHSLA and the CQC) and the public. This drives the development of cardiac surgery services by encouraging shared learning and the improvement of identified poor performance. The audit is also designed to enhance understanding of clinical trends and develop risk adjustment models for outcome measures, such as mortality.
The clinical lead for this audit is Ben
Bridgewater, a consultant cardiac surgeon at the University Hospital of South
Manchester. Specialist clinical knowledge and clinical leadership for NACSA is
provided by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS) and
the audit Project Board.
NACSA is manager by NICOR, with analysis of its data provided by the Northwest Institute for BioHealth Informatics (NIBHI) at the University of Manchester, generously funded by a grant from Heart Research UK.
The aims of the audit are:
- to improve the quality of care for cardiac patients by comparing local hospital performance with nationally agreed standards and benchmarks
- to reassure the public that the standards of cardiac surgery in the UK are high, and being actively monitored
- to understand clinical trends within cardiac surgery in the UK
- to understand the impact of surgical interventions in heart disease and changing trends in treatments and medical care
- to understand which patients benefit most from which surgical intervention
- to produce data for the development of risk stratification models for outcome measures
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