How does NICOR involve patients and the public?
NICOR involves patients and the public on each of its audit steering groups and registries. There are six national cardiac audits:
- Adult cardiac surgery
- Adult percutaneous interventions
- Cardiac rhythm management
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart failure
- MINAP (Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project)
There are also two new technology registries:
NICOR Virtual Patient Panel
As part of NICOR’s commitment to put the patient voice at the heart of everything we do we are setting up a virtual patient panel and are looking for members who are cardiac patients, carers or family members of patients. We would also welcome applications from any other interested members of the public.
The purpose of the panel is to consult patients and the public on new ideas for reporting cardiac audit data, future communications campaigns and anything else we need input into or would like to road test. This is an ideal opportunity to feed into the design of the National Cardiac Audit so it best reflects your views and needs as patients, carers and family members. We would primarily look to work electronically but there may be opportunities to take part in face to face focus groups from time to time.
Please email your details or any contacts you have who are interested in taking part to kelly.o’email@example.com or call 0203 765 8553.
Please feel free to distribute the below flyer to your contacts.