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