British Heart Rhythm Society Audit Group

BHRS/NICOR CRM National Clinical Audit Reports

BHRS/NICOR CRM Audit

NICOR/BHRS CRM AUDIT 2016/7
I am pleased to confirm that the results of the NICOR/BHRS CRM audit for 2016/17 are now published and available to download via the links below. The report itself summarizes reported activity across the UK, along with a number of quality measures. The “meat” is in the appendices which detail our methods, the activity as reported for each centre, and (for the first time) for each operator. Quality measures are presented in tabular form to permit comparison. Finally, interactive maps are included that show EP/Device activity according to where patients live rather than where they are treated.

AUDIT 2017/8 and 2018/9
The frustrating delay in publishing the 2016/7 data has been largely due to the huge task of reconstructing the audit from scratch since David Cunningham sadly left us. However, our methods are now in place and I now hope to shorten the audit cycle significantly. Our plan is to publish a single report for 2017/8 and 2018/9 early in 2020, and we are seeking permission to publish the data tables (the appendices) by the end of 2019. As the reports become more detailed and contemporary, the evidence therein will be increasingly used by commissioners, patients and regulatory bodies to evaluate your centre. Your operator statistics will be considered the “official record” and as such should form part of your annual appraisal and revalidation.

We Need Your Help!
The 2017/8 data have already been validated, and we will be issuing validation reports (EP and devices) for 2018/9 shortly. Please make sure you and your departments are ready for the task of checking and correcting your submissions during September 2019, so that the reported statistics reflect your activity and quality.

Thank you to all the staff at NICOR, especially Aminat Shote (Analyst), Sarah Ajayi (Project Manager), and to Mark DeBelder and Tasneem Hoosain (HQIP) for their scrupulous editing. Most of all, thanks to the hundreds of unsung heroes (mostly physiologists) who tirelessly submit the data, usually with insufficient help from the doctors!

Francis Murgatroyd – BHRS/NICOR Lead

2016 – 2017

The 12th annual report for the National Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Device Audit programme report for implantable device procedures and the 10th report for ablation procedures used in the management of abnormal cardiac rhythms.  The reports are the official record of CRM procedures and quality issues related to the provision of CRM devices and ablation procedures between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017. Recommendations are made based on these findings. The report covers centres in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

2015 – 2016

The 11th annual report for the National Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Device Audit presents the official record of CRM device procedures and quality issues related to the provision of CRM devices between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016. Recommendations are made based on these findings. The report covers centres in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

2014 – 2015

This 10th annual report of the National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices (CRM Device Audit) describes cardiac device implants in hospitals in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for the period April 2014 to March 2015.

2013 – 2014

This 9th annual report of the National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices (CRM Audit) describes cardiac device implantation performance in each device implanting hospital in England and Wales for the period April 2013 to March 2014.

2013 – 2014

This is the 9th UK Ablation Report, covering ablation for cardiac arrhythmias in the financial year 2013/14, and giving trends over preceding (calendar) years. The data are based on returns from around 60 NHS and private centres that that undertake catheter ablation in the UK.

2012

The eighth National Report of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT device provision was released in January 2014, covering calendar year 2012.

2011

The seventh National Report of Pacemaker, ICD, CRT device provision and ablation was released in January 2013, covering calendar year 2011.

2010

The sixth National Report of Pacemaker, ICD, CRT device provision and ablation was released in December 2011, covering calendar year 2010.

2009

The fifth National Report of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT device provision was released in October 2010, covering calendar year 2009.

2008

The fourth National Report of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT device provision was released in December 2009, covering calendar year 2008.

2007

The third National Report of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT device provision was released in January 2009, covering calendar year 2007.

2005 – 2006

The second National Report of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT device provision was released in December 2007, covering calendar years 2006, with trends covering 2004, 2005 and 2006.

2003 – 2004

The first National Report of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT device provision was released in April 2007, covering calendar years 2003 and 2004.

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