National Vascular Registry: Annual report 2017
This 2017 Annual report of the National Vascular Registry is the fourth since the new Registry was launched in 2014, to replace the National Vascular Database. The Registry is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and is designed to support quality improvement within NHS hospitals performing vascular surgery by providing information on their performance.
Data entry into the NVR is mandatory for individual clinicians and for vascular units. For clinicians, the NVR data can then support medical revalidation; for vascular services, the information can inform local initiatives to support the quality of care and the commissioning of clinical services. This report comprises comparative Trust level information on arterial interventions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the period from January 2014 to December 2016.
The report provides data on provider activity, metrics on the process of care and clinical outcomes for the major vascular interventions:
- Repair of aortic aneurysms, including elective infra-renal, ruptured infra-renal, and more complex aneurysms
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Lower limb revascularisation (bypass and endovascular)
- Major lower limb amputation