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Adult cardiac surgery news

Clinical Services Quality Measures: Consultation launches today 

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. More...


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 and my NHS 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. More...

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. More...

2014 Consultant Outcomes Publication 

MY NHS - NHS Choices has today published the consultant outcomes data for both the National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NAPCI) and the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA).  More...

NACSA response to NHSE

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. More...

National clinical audits

NICOR manages cardiac audit data

NICOR is responsible for managing six national clinical cardiac audits, commissioned by HQIP until March 2017. More information about each audit can be found in the relevant webpages in this section.

Adult cardiac surgery

All adult patients undergoing major heart surgery,collecting data on all major heart operations carried out on NHS patients in the UK

Adult percutaneous interventions

All adult patients on whom a percutaneous cardiovascular intervention (PCI) procedure is performed, providing comparative data on the provision of PCI in the UK.

Cardiac rhythm management

All adult patients with implanted devices or receiving interventional procedures for management of cardiac rhythm disorders, providing comparative information on the implantation of these devices in patients in the UK.

Congenital heart disease

All cardiac or intrathoracic great vessel procedures carried out in patients under the age of 16 years, and all adult congenital cardiac procedures performed for a cardiac defect present from birth, providing specific information  on the care of both children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Heart failure

All patients with an unscheduled admission to hospital with heart failure, collecting data on patients discharged from acute hospitals in England and Wales with a primary diagnosis of heart failure.


All adult patients with acute coronary syndromes, collecting information on the management of patients admitted with a diagnosis of myocardial infarction and other acute coronary syndromes.

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