The National Vascular Registry, which measures the quality and outcomes of care for adult patients who undergo major vascular procedures in the NHS, has published its latest annual report. Based on data from vascular interventions that took place between January 2018 and December 2020, the report aims to support vascular services to improve the quality of care for patients. This report also assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these services.
Key findings compared to last year include:
• A 35% reduction in aortic procedures
• A 32% reduction in lower limb bypass and angioplasty, and
• 28% reduction in carotid endarterectomy numbers.
The report also found that amputation numbers remain similar year on year, but mortality was greater in 2020 with an increase in respiratory complications.
Read the full report: You can read the report by clicking on the link below.