NICOR news

Audit data shows fall in adult heart surgery death rates

The number of UK adult heart patients dying in hospital has fallen by more than 20% in the last ten years, according to the latest National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) data published today.  More...

NICOR and JBS3 statement

The third iteration of the Joint British Societies' Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) offers physicians and healthcare providers tools for the risk estimation and management of patients with cardiovascular disease based on risk over lifetime as well as short-term risk. More...

National Heart Failure Audit letter responds to beta blocker article in The Times

A letter from the National Heart Failure Audit, written in response to an article published in The Times, has been published today. The original article referenced data from a US registry of 'people who had had heart attacks or heart disease, or were at risk of it' which showed little benefit in terms of reduced illness or mortality for those taking beta blockers. 

MINAP and National Heart Failure Audit Patient Reports

Cardiac patients and their families are set to receive a major boost in information about heart conditions with the launch today of the two major patient-focused reports covering heart attack and heart failure care. More...

NICOR patient and public day 2014

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...

Data collection

Submitting data to NICOR databases


The collection and storage of patient information is a core function of NICOR and is vital for the production of our reports and analyses.

We know that this data is important and have provided additional information on how to submit data to NICOR, how we manage this data. Furthermore, our datasets are available to download.

The information provided in this section is specifically for those involved in collecting, inputting and analysing data.

For technical support, contact the NICOR Helpdesk:

  • Tel: 020 3108 1978
  • Email: nicor-helpdesk [@]
Adult cardiac surgery April - June data: 30 September
July - September: 31 December
October - December: 31 March
January - March: 30 June
Adult percutaneous intervention Aggregate paper return: tbc
Adult percutaneous intervention 2014 calendar year data: 31 March 2015
Cardiac rhythm management 2013/14 financial year data: 31st July 2014
2014 calendar year data: 31st March 2015
Congenital heart disease 2013/14 financial year data: 5 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
TAVI 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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