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
Three quarters of people with seasonal and pandemic flu have no symptoms
Mar 17, 2014 12:03PM
Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor, according to new UCL-led research.Read more...
Information overload acts ‘to dim the lights’ on what we see
Mar 17, 2014 09:59AM
Too much visual information causes a phenomenon known as ‘load induced blindness’, with an effect akin to dimming the lights, reports a new UCL study.The new findings could be used to identify high-risk situations in all walks of life and look at ways to mitigate times of highest risk. These techniques could be used to understand everyday problems such as why you might bump into a lamppost on a busy street or even to assess the demanding information loads faced by pilots and surgeons.Read more...
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...
Data applications for Research
NICOR's policy for data sharing, in addition to audit specific data application forms, can be found here:
Data Sharing Agreements
- NICOR data application process
- NICOR data application form
- NICOR data sharing policy
- NICOR data user's agreement
- Appendix 1 MINAP data application
- Appendix 2 Adult cardiac surgery data application
- Appendix 3 Adult cardiac intervention data application
- Appendix 4 National Heart Failure Audit data application
If your project has been approved and you wish to make changes to the protocol, please complete the form below and email it to the relevant audit project manager.
For more information on the NICOR data sharing application process please contact:
Lucia Gavalova by emailing l.gavalova [at] ucl.ac.uk or calling on 020 3108 3926
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