- 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
The National Heart Failure Audit published its sixth annual report on 21 November 2013. More...
Published: Nov 21, 2013 12:00:15 AM
Acting as a 'window' into National Adult Cardiac Surgery
Audit (NACSA) data, the SCTS iData app allows users to place filters on
different types of heart surgery to generate a report showing analysis of all
heart operations in the UK between April 2008 – March 2012. Reports
provide a running total of procedures as you add each filter, with the
to generate a report at any time.
Published: Oct 29, 2013 5:41:24 PM
Another year has gone by and another MINAP Public Report has been published, providing an insight into how the NHS cares for patients with Heart Attack. More...
Published: Oct 16, 2013 11:02:43 AM
Following on from the release of patient friendly reports for Heart
Failure and MINAP, the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA)
today (3 September) publishes 'UK Heart Surgery: What Patients Can Expect from their Surgeons' in partnership with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS).
Published: Sep 3, 2013 8:47:16 AM
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. More...
Published: Jun 28, 2013 10:24:28 AM
Tuberculosis research project wins Times Higher Education award
Dec 04, 2013 14:49PM
A UCL research and training project centered on a diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) won the Times Higher Education (THE) International Collaboration of the Year award at a ceremony in London last week.Read more...
UCLPartners designated as an Academic Health Science Centre
Nov 29, 2013 15:50PM
The Department of Health has today designated UCLPartners to continue as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014. UCLPartners has held the coveted AHSC title since 2009, creating an environment for clinicians and academics working in some of the UK’s leading hospitals and universities to collaborate to deliver world class clinical and academic outcomes.Read more...
A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found
Nov 27, 2013 10:47AM
UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon.Read more...
MINAP 2013 Public Report
16 October 2013
Another year has gone by and another MINAP Public Report has been published, providing an insight into how the NHS cares for patients with Heart Attack.
Heart attack remains a major problem in the UK. Urgent treatment reduces the likelihood of death, further heart attack and disability, and can lead to full recovery. Precisely what treatment is required is determined by assessing the electrical activity of the heart using an ECG (‘heart tracing’). In this way heart attacks are classified as STEMI or nSTEMI, each with slightly different early treatment.
The twelfth MINAP annual report (click here for the report) shows that the majority of patients with STEMI (87%) received the life saving treatment (primary PCI - a procedure to open a blocked artery) within 150 minutes from the time of calling for professional help, were admitted directly to the specialist heart attack centre. However, MINAP reports than only 56% of such patients had their artery 'unblocked' within 150 minutes, when they were first assessed at the non-interventional hospital before being transferred to the heart attack centre.
The care of nSTEMI is more uncertain as it is known that not all nSTEMI patients are entered into the MINAP database. A number of hospitals report that they lack resources to enter data on any or all nSTEMI patients. More generally, patients not admitted to a cardiac unit are less likely to be reported to MINAP. Thus, the percentages reported in this report do not, in every case, reliably capture the total number of nSTEMI patients admitted to a hospital, but only reflect those records entered into the MINAP database.
Professor Huon Gray, National Clinical Director (Cardiac), NHS England and Consultant Cardiologist, Southampton University Hospital, said:
"MINAP has been a major driving force in improving services for people who have suffered heart attacks across the country...it reflects a professional approach to practice that goes beyond the immediate care of an individual patient, to include a readiness to describe and understand variations in care between hospitals...and promotes best and improved practice."
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