NICOR is responsible for a number of national clinical audits designed to improve the quality of care and outcomes of patients with heart disease. From 1 July 2017 NICOR has been hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust.
Clinical audit is a quality improvement process. NICOR collects and analyses data to provide health professionals with information to help them to review the quality and outcomes of care against national standards and guidance.
A patient registry is an organized system for collecting data about a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or treatment. Studies derived from patient registries provide a real-world view of clinical practice, patient outcomes, safety, and comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
NICOR collects patient data and produces analysis, enabling hospitals and healthcare improvement bodies to monitor and improve the quality of care and outcomes of cardiovascular patients. It aims to enhance the care of patients by systematically reviewing medical practice against explicit criteria, modifying it where necessary.
NICOR does not offer clinical advice, but you can use our reports to find out what care you should expect, as a patient with heart disease, and to see how your local hospital compares to other hospitals in England and Wales. You can find the latest audit report here.
We look after your data. Please see PDF information leaflet.
Patient Information Leaflet Jan 2018