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
The NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, requested written assurance from The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) that the validation and analytical processes used to deliver the adult cardiac surgery audit managed by NICOR are fit for purpose and had been applied appropriately. NICOR responded by describing the processes applied for data validation and risk adjustment and demonstrating their appropriateness within the context of a national clinical audit reporting at consultant level.
Publication date: 13 November 2014
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has pioneered a research study to establish what barriers exist in the local health system that stop people accessing services that prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Publication date: 30 September 2014
June 3rd 2015
Publication date: 25 September 2014
The experience of any patient suffering a heart attack can be described as a ‘pathway’, along which there are numerous opportunities to receive individual items of care. The provision of all these items, as a ‘bundle of care’, can be looked on as optimal treatment as described in Clinical Guidelines – recommendations that interpret or translate the results of research within carefully selected groups of patients into general clinical practice for all patients.
Publication date: 15 September 2014
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.
Publication date: 16 April 2014
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.
Publication date: 1 April 2014
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.
Publication date: 21 August 2013
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.
Publication date: 21 August 2013