- NICOR CRM Devices 2012 Annual Report
- NICOR patient and public day 2014
- Acute myocardial infarction: a comparison of short-term survival in national outcome registries in Sweden and the UK
- PCI Audit Report 2012
- New Patient Leaflet - October 2013
- NICOR and Everyone Counts
- NICOR statement - Paediatric cardiac surgery
- National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventional Procedures Public Report 2011
- 11th MINAP Public Report
- National Heart Failure Audit letter responds to beta blocker article in The Times
- NACSA Report 2011-2012
- Audit Deadlines
- NICOR Strategy and Business plan
- Minap Public Report 2011
- National Heart Failure Audit annual report 2010/11
- NICOR USER MIGRATION
- MINAP and Heart Failure Deadline Extension
- BCIS Annual Report 2011
- NICOR and the clinical data transparency initiative
- National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report
- MINAP and National Heart Failure Audit Patient Reports
- Blue Book for Patients
- MINAP 2013 Public Report
- Heart surgery iData application launched
- National Heart Failure Audit 2012/13 annual report published
- Heart Surgery Governance Tool Launched
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
UCL researchers set to take their research to parliament
Mar 14, 2014 13:46PM
Sixteen researchers from around UCL have been shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year’s SET for Britain competition.Read more...
Human brains ‘hard-wired’ to link what we see with what we do
Mar 14, 2014 12:15PM
Your brain’s ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information ‘highway’, suggests new UCL-led research.Read more...
Invisible light bursts are keeping animals away from power lines
Mar 13, 2014 11:33AM
Animals may avoid high voltage power cables because of flashing UV light that is undetectable to humans, scientists say.Read more...
NICOR and Everyone Counts
28 June 2013
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.
The outcomes reporting was led by HQIP Outcomes Director Professor Ben Bridgewater, a practicing heart surgeon who is the clinical lead for NICOR’s Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit. NICOR’s Becca Cosgriff worked alongside Ben during a specially-arranged secondment to HQIP. The landmark publication of the data, which is available via NHS Choices and includes quality information and survival rates, will help reassure patients about the high quality of treatment they should expect. It is part of a major NHS drive to improve transparency of information about its services and drive up quality.
Ben Bridgewater commented: "Ultimately there is one patient and one responsible consultant. This means the public can now know about the care given by each doctor and be reassured an early warning system is in place to identify and deal with any problems. A number of extra new safety checks have been created as natural by-products of putting this work in train, and this will only improve as processes are refined. In terms of geographical coverage and specialties covered, this is truly ground breaking."
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director at NHS England, said: “This is a momentous moment in NHS history: Never before has this level of information been publically available in one place. As little as twenty years ago, this simply wouldn’t have been practical. Not only will the information reassure patients the quality of NHS service is what they should expect, it provides unprecedented transparency and scrutiny and allows patients to have informed conversations with their doctors if needed. This really is a landmark moment for the NHS and sets the tone for how we intend to move forward. As a former surgeon, I know that this is absolutely the right thing to do.” “I am particularly thankful to the consultants, specialist societies and national audit teams who have really got behind this important piece of work and made it a reality.”
The publication of the data was initially set out in offer two of NHS England’s planning guidance ‘Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14.’ The data will be available via NHS Choices. It will initially be refreshed annually and reporting of data in this way will be mandatory from 2014/15. Further details can be found at HQIP and at NHS England.
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