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The National Vascular Registry is a national clinical audit commissioned by the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to measure the quality of care for patients who undergo vascular procedures in NHS hospitals.
Please look at the VSQIP website www.vsqip.org.uk for more information. The VSQIP site is also accessible by clicking the logo at the bottom of the homepage.
The NVR is important to us. Its reports will have influence in the DH, the NHS and with Commissioners. It is an opportunity for us to demonstrate the scale of the contribution of IR in vascular service provision. If we fail to engage, we will not be noticed. The Registry will, in due course, also contain useful information, particularly follow-up data in terms of reintervention, bypass and amputation - which has not been available to us in the past.
There is room for some flexibility in the dataset, and we need to make our views known to the NVR in order to mould the dataset appropriately. Your views will be important on this and I will work on our reponse with the Audit and Registries Committee. Please send any comments to email@example.com for collating.
If you are not registered with the NVR, you can do so by clicking here.
Fiona Miller, Audit & Registries Committee Chair, March 2015
The NVR has been altered as of January 2015 so as to include more information about peripheral angioplasty. The project board of the NVR have worked with BSIR to make a number of changes to the dataset. This now records disease extent and severity and procedure success.
Outputs can be produced including a summary of procedures by operator and funnel plots of mortality. The next step will be to look at outputs of success and complication rates for angioplasty.
Work continues to improve the speed of the website.
In 2014 submission rates for angioplasty have been <15%, but we hope that these will improve in 2015. The BSIR audit sub-committee aims to reduce the time required for data entry and to encourage trusts to provide our members with time and administrative support for this activity.
It is important that if you are the second operator for an EVAR procedure that this is reflected in the NVR dataset. This is easy to check.
Fiona Miller, Audit & Registries Committee Chair