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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...

Published: Jul 6, 2016 8:13:54 AM

MINAP annual report 2014

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

Published: Dec 19, 2014 9:15:26 AM

30 day survival rates following congenital heart disease surgery and interventional procedures

June 3rd 2015 More...

Published: Sep 25, 2014 11:48:56 AM

Audit data shows fall in adult heart surgery death rates

The number of UK adult heart patients dying in hospital has fallen by more than 20% in the last ten years, according to the latest National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) data published today.  More...

Published: Apr 16, 2014 9:02:54 AM

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Clinical audits improve patient care


NICOR is responsible for a number of national clinical audits designed to improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with heart disease. NICOR is part of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science at University College London.

Clinical audit is a quality improvement process which aims to improve patient care. NICOR collects and analyses data to provide health professionals with information to help them to review the quality and outcomes of care against national standards and guidance.

NICOR collects patient data and uses it to inform patient care and health policy. NICOR does not offer clinical advice, but you can use our reports to find out what care you should expect, as a patient with heart disease, and to see how your local hospital compares to other hospitals in England and Wales. You can find the latest reports from each of our audits here:

The following pages contain more information about NICOR and the data we collect:

NICOR has produced an information leaflet aimed at patients that further explains how we use the information that we collect and keep it safe:

  NICOR patient information leaflet (pdf)

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