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
Data collected by each hospital is entered into the central cardiac audit database (CCAD) from a local client computer.This is achieved by using a CCAD supplied user interface, or where a cardiac clinical software system is used in the hospital, as a file in a CCAD defined format, exported from that system. Updates to the central database take place over NHSnet or the Internet.
From April 2013, all Trusts are required to include all unscheduled admissions to hospital with a discharge diagnosis of heart failure in the primary position. 70% of the expected number will be accepted as a minimum.
The reporting period is 1 April to 31 March. In 2013-14, all data for the audit period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 must be submitted to the database by 2 June 2014.
Lotus Notes help guides
How to install Lotus Notes and connect to CCAD services, plus security information and system requirements.
Welcome Portal, the main page you use to access CCAD databases, news, tips and common tools.
The basics of using Lotus Notes, including how to navigate within the application while using CCAD databases.
How to use the CCAD Heart Failure database for direct data entry and importing data from other systems.
Web portal help guide
- Web portal user guide (pdf)
This is the user guide for the web portal. It applies to dataset v3.0.
A set of FAQS about the audit is available to download:
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