NVR eNewsletter – 2021 Issue #5

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.