Heart failure results in a large burden on the NHS, accounting for around one million inpatient bed-days – 2% of the NHS total – and 5% of all emergency hospital admissions. Part of the National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP), the audit aims to improve the quality and outcomes of care for patients with unscheduled admission to hospital with heart failure. It captures data on clinical indicators which have a proven link to improved outcomes and encourages the increased use of clinically recommended diagnostic tools, disease-modifying treatments and referral pathways.
NHS England and Improvement have confirmed that on 24 June 2022 the NICOR cardiac audits, currently commissioned by HQIP (and hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust) will be moving to NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit. Much of the NICOR cardiac audit work will continue as before. HQIP, Barts and Arden & GEM are all working to ensure as seamless a transition as possible.
As HQIP will no longer be the commissioner or data controller for the NICOR cardiac audits, please contact the NICOR team directly if you have any queries about the transition of the cardiac audits.
Should you require any assistance on the progress of your data access application please contact the NICOR data sharing inbox ([email protected]) and copy in Arden & GEM (on [email protected].
Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website.
For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.
Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.