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2015 MINAP Annual Report

Huge Improvement in Heart Attack Treatment, 9/10 of cases seen on time.

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NICOR Data Entry Portal

Due to the relocation of the NICOR servers, the  NICOR data entry portal  will not be available from 4 pm on Friday 27/1/2017 until Saturday afternoon, 28th January. There is also a possibility of the outage extending into Sunday. 

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NICOR Newsletter Dec 2016

 NICOR collects data and produces analysis to enable hospitals and healthcare improvement bodies to monitor and improve the quality of care and outcomes of cardiovascular patients.

We have produced a newsletter with highlights of 2016 and looking forward into 2017. 

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HF and MINAP Best Practice Tariff Reporting Guidance now available

NICOR has written the ‘Best Practice Tariff Reporting Guidance: Using National Audit Data to Develop Validation Reports
(NHFA and MINAP)’ to assist hospital trusts to produce summary reports to facilitate commissioner validation of the Heart Failure Best Practice Tariff and the NSTEMI Best Practice Tariff.

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With immediate effect, NICOR are no longer able to share derived life status data with any third party

Following discussions between HQIP, the data controller and funder for our National Cardiovascular Clinical Audits, NHS Digital and NICOR we regret to advise you that the NHS Digital position on sharing derived life status data, for some inexplicable reason, has changed.  With immediate effect, NICOR are no longer able to share derived life status data with any third party. This has implications for all data access requests that have:

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NCHDA Aggregate report 2012-15 v 1.2 published 27042016

Following communication with contributing Trusts, we were notified of an issue with the National Congenital Heart Disease Report 12-15 published on 4th April,  including minor inconsistencies with the tables and funnels for specific procedures published on the NCHDA portal.

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Important NCHDA 2012-15 report update

Following communication with contributing Trusts, we have been notified of an issue with the National Congenital Heart Disease Report 12-15 published on 4th April,  including minor inconsistencies with the tables and funnels for specific procedures published on the NCHDA portal.

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NACSA-COP-2015

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 http://www.scts.org/modules/surgeons/default.aspx and my NHS https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/performance/Consultants. 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.

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Ablation report 2014

The 9th annual report of the National UK Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Ablation Audit Report covers ablation for cardiac arrhythmias during the 2013/14 financial year, along with trends over preceding (calendar) years.

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MINAP annual report 2014

HEART ATTACK CARE – Mortality rates for STEMI fall by a third over 10 years as

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National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (NAPCI) 2014 Annual Public Report 

The NAPCI assesses the process of PCI care and speed of the PCI delivery as well as the patient outcomes for example complication rates, or mortality.  Annually the audit publishes its results on the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society website supplemented by the lay summary of the findings – the latter being published today.

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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.

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Better care, better outcomes

The experience of any patient suffering a heart attack can be described as a ‘pathway’, along which there are numerous opportunities to receive individual items of care. The provision of all these items, as a ‘bundle of care’, can be looked on as optimal treatment as described in Clinical Guidelines – recommendations that interpret or translate the results of research within carefully selected groups of patients into general clinical practice for all patients.

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