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 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 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




  1. NVR Short Report Aortic Devices - June 2021
  2. Userguide on how to enter devices on the NVR.
  3. NVR eNewsletter - Issue 2021 (5): 10 June 2021
  4. NVR Short Report on COVID-19 – May 2021 Update
  5. National Vascular Registry (NVR) Report November 2020
  6. NVR Short Report Covid-19
  7. Update March 2015
  8. NVR Newsletter

NVR Short Report Aortic Devices - June 2021

Click HERE to view the NVR Short Report Aortic Devices - June 2021

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Userguide on how to enter devices on the NVR.

Click HERE to view / download the userguide on how to enter devices on the NVR.


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NVR eNewsletter - Issue 2021 (5): 10 June 2021



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National Vascular Registry: A National Prospective Audit


Issue 2021 (5)

10 June 2021


NVR aortic devices short report


The NVR has published a report today that describes the results of an initiative to implement the capture of implantable medical devices used in procedures to repair aortic aneurysms.
The results in this report are based on an extract of activity taken from the NVR IT system in March 2021, and covered the period from January 2020 to February 2021. It contains information on:

· The process undertaken by the NVR team to incorporate devices on the NVR IT system, including the ability to scan barcodes directly into the NVR.

· The number of aortic procedures containing device information.

· Aortic morphology of patients undergoing procedures.

· The type of device and components used during the procedures


We have also updated the userguide on how to enter devices on the NVR. The updated guide indicates what should be entered for the product number and lot/batch number for each manufacturer. Some example device labels and barcodes are also shown for guidance. Please continue to let us know if you find issues when entering devices on the NVR.


NVR Data Submission Deadlines


Just a reminder that the final data submission deadlines for AAA and CEA procedures up until the end of December 2020 is next Friday 18th June.

We are currently in discussions with the VSGBI about how to proceed with our consultant level analysis for 2021. We may well not publish any consultant level outcomes in the public domain in 2021, but this will have to be approved by HQIP and NHS England first.


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NVR Short Report on COVID-19 – May 2021 Update

In this short report, VSQIP present preliminary results on the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the provision of NHS vascular care in the UK and its potential impact on short-term surgical outcomes.
The analysis covered:

  1. patients who had a repair procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  2. patients who had carotid endarterectomy, and
  3. patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who had either lower limb revascularisation (endovascular / bypass surgery) or major amputation.

The results in this report are based on data extracted from the NVR data collection system on 28 January 2021, which covered patients whose operation was performed in 2019 and 2020.

This report is an update on the one we published in November 2020, to include the time period from August to October 2020.

Click here to view the report 

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National Vascular Registry (NVR) Report November 2020

National Vascular Registry (NVR) Report November 2020

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NVR Short Report Covid-19

NVR Short Report Covid-19

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Update 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

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NVR Newsletter


NVR Newsletter January 2015


NVR eNewsletter November 2013

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