British Cardiovascular Society (BCS): Importance of continued contemporary data collection


The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) has recently written to all its members to stress the importance of continuing data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic period, and urging that MINAP participating centres provide contemporary data by providing information to NICOR on a weekly basis.

The letter is signed by NICOR’s Clinical Lead for MINAP, Dr Clive Weston, and BCS President, Professor Simon Ray.

From the letter:

NICOR and BCS have been asked to provide as much national data as possible to assist SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies), NHS England and NHS Wales with data analysis.

Primarily, this is intended to help understand the impact of the pandemic, and decisions regarding relaxations of ‘Lockdown’, on our clinical services, but also may be of value to the wider academic community in researching its longer-term clinical consequences.

Read the full letter sent to BCS members here