Treatment for heart failure patients in England and Wales continues to improve according to the latest National Heart Failure Audit, with more people receiving key tests and vital prescriptions and seeing specialist staff.
Acute heart failure necessitating hospital admission is a life threatening condition. The quality of care including specialist involvement during an admission, determines the immediate and long-term outcomes including likelihood of survival. Yet while the audit reports several improvements, it also found that the quality of care varies from one hospital to another, and within a hospital, between the specialist and other wards.
The audit is commissioned by the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patients Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP).
The latest National Heart Failure (HF) Audit is the largest to date and is based on 66,695 admissions to hospitals in England and Wales between April 2015 and March 2016. This represents 82% of HF admissions as the patient’s primary diagnosis in England and 77% in Wales.
The National HF Audit monitors the treatment and care of people with an unscheduled admission to hospital who are discharged with a primary diagnosis of heart failure. This is the 9th National HF Audit report which reports data from 137 NHS Trusts in England and 6 Health Boards in Wales.
Publication date: 10 August 2017
Publication date: 27 June 2017
NICOR are pleased to announce that Barts Health has been awarded the contract for the National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP). This follows successful negotiations with HQIP for the 2017-20 National Cardiac Audit contract extension. The programme will be hosted at the Barts Heart Centre, one of Europe’s largest clinical cardiac treatment centres. The contract will start on 1 July 2017. NICOR will initiate a temporary moratorium on the processing of new third party data access requests from 1 May to 10 July 2017. This is to ensure the correct governance arrangements are in place to support the onward sharing of data.
Publication date: 10 April 2017
A group of clinical experts, led by Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease, NHS England, released a national framework to improve the care of people following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Publication date: 8 March 2017
NICOR are pleased to announce that Barts Health has been awarded the contract for the National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP). This follows successful negotiations with HQIP for the 2017-20 National Cardiac Audit contract extension. The programme will be hosted at the Barts Heart Centre, one of Europe’s largest clinical cardiac treatment centres. Quality Improvement will focus heavily in our new programme of work and we will be working closely with UCL Partners, an organisation that has successfully delivered improvement programmes. We will also have continued links with UCL via the Department of Statistical Science who will be providing statistical oversight, advice and input into the development of risk models.
Publication date: 7 March 2017
The 11th annual report for the National Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices Audit was published on 14th February 2017
Publication date: 15 February 2017
Huge Improvement in Heart Attack Treatment, 9/10 of cases seen on time.
Publication date: 30 January 2017
Due to the relocation of the NICOR servers, the NICOR data entry portal will not be available from 4 pm on Friday 27/1/2017 until Saturday afternoon, 28th January. There is also a possibility of the outage extending into Sunday.
Publication date: 26 January 2017
NICOR collects data and produces analysis to enable hospitals and healthcare improvement bodies to monitor and improve the quality of care and outcomes of cardiovascular patients.
We have produced a newsletter with highlights of 2016 and looking forward into 2017.
Publication date: 23 December 2016
NICOR has written the ‘Best Practice Tariff Reporting
Guidance: Using National Audit Data to Develop Validation Reports
(NHFA and MINAP)’ to assist hospital trusts to produce summary reports to facilitate commissioner validation of the Heart Failure Best Practice Tariff and the NSTEMI Best Practice Tariff.
Publication date: 22 December 2016
With immediate effect, NICOR are no longer able to share derived life status data with any third party
Following discussions between HQIP, the data controller and funder for our National Cardiovascular Clinical Audits, NHS Digital and NICOR we regret to advise you that the NHS Digital position on sharing derived life status data, for some inexplicable reason, has changed. With immediate effect, NICOR are no longer able to share derived life status data with any third party. This has implications for all data access requests that have:
Publication date: 18 November 2016
The National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management publishes new information in the 2014-15 devices annual report
A large number of patients at risk of sudden cardiac death are not being treated appropriately, according to the National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices 10th annual report.
Publication date: 2 August 2016
Review publishes final report
The Independent Review of Children’s Cardiac Services in Bristol published its final report on 1/7/2016. The full report is available to download via the website.
Publication date: 11 July 2016
The overall objective of the NICOR cardiac audits is to provide information to enable those who receive, deliver and commission healthcare to measure and improve services.
Publication date: 6 July 2016
Following communication with contributing Trusts, we were notified of an issue with the National Congenital Heart Disease Report 12-15 published on 4th April, including minor inconsistencies with the tables and funnels for specific procedures published on the NCHDA portal.
Publication date: 27 April 2016
Following communication with contributing Trusts, we have been
notified of an issue with the National Congenital Heart Disease Report 12-15
published on 4th April, including minor inconsistencies with the tables and
funnels for specific procedures published on the NCHDA portal.
Publication date: 18 April 2016
Congenital Heart Disease Audit (NCHDA) publishes the 2012/15
annual analysis. The findings are based on data submitted by 34
hospitals including all 14 specialist paediatric centres.
Publication date: 3 April 2016
NAPCI - The National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is managed by National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research assesses percutaneous coronary intervention in the United Kingdom.
Publication date: 9 December 2015
The refresh of the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit including data for operations undertaken between 1st April 2011 and 31st March 2014 is published today (15/09/2015) at http://www.scts.org/modules/surgeons/default.aspx and my NHS https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/performance/Consultants. The data is in response to the NHS England transparency agenda and gives activity and risk adjusted mortality rates for all hospitals and surgeons in England and Wales, and hospital level data for Scotland and Northern Ireland. It should be noted that the results reflect activity and mortality rates in the period under scrutiny and may not reflect more contemporaneous results.
Publication date: 16 September 2015
The 9th annual report of the National UK Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Ablation Audit Report covers ablation for cardiac arrhythmias during the 2013/14 financial year, along with trends over preceding (calendar) years.
Publication date: 30 March 2015
The 9th annual report of the National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices was published on 19 December 2014.
Publication date: 19 December 2014
HEART ATTACK CARE – Mortality rates for STEMI fall by a third over 10 years as
Publication date: 19 December 2014
The NAPCI assesses the process of PCI care and speed of the PCI delivery as well as the patient outcomes for example complication rates, or mortality. Annually the audit publishes its results on the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society website supplemented by the lay summary of the findings – the latter being published today.
Publication date: 15 December 2014
NICOR's statistical response to Nick Black's report into the review of data validation and statistical processes for consultant outcomes publication 2014.
As part of NHS England's consultant outcomes publication (COP), Professor Nick Black was asked to review the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) and provide assurance the data were fit for purpose and publication.
Publication date: 19 November 2014