Heart: National Heart Failure Audit
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.
On 24 June 2022, the NICOR cardiac audits transitioned to NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit. As HQIP is no longer 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.