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
2012/13 Annual Report
The National Heart Failure Audit annual report for the audit period April 2012 to March 2013 was published on 21 November 2013.
Previous Annual Reports
2010/11 amendment to Appendix 3: Loop diuretic mortality figures for survival to discharge should read as follows:
No loop diuretic
- Annual report 2009/10 (pdf)
2009/10 amendment: The 2009/10 report was updated on 13 December 2010 to correct the participation status of Hywel Dda Health Board and percentage data completeness of Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in Appendix 1. This changed the overall number of Trusts and Health Boards participating in the audit, as shown in sections 1.3 and 3.1 of the report, from 132 to 133 (from 85 per cent to 86 per cent). All other analysis within the report is unaffected.
Public and Patient Reports
For the first time, a version of the 2011/12 Annual Report produced specifically for patients and the public. The report was published on 30 January 2013.
The last five editions of the National Heart Failure Audit Newsletter are published below. Three or four newsletters are sent out per year, and they are intended to keep local audit users updated of audit developments and changes.
- Issue 7 - Nov 2013 (pdf)
- Issue 6 - Jul 2013 (pdf)
- Issue 5 - Apr 2013 (pdf)
- Issue 4 - Jan 2013 (pdf)
- Issue 3 - Oct 2012 (pdf)
Page last modified on 02 dec 13 12:51