The National Vascular Registry is a clinical audit that vascular specialists use to monitor their practice. Hospitals send data to the NVR and the NVR analyses this to provide information on their standard of clinical care and patient outcomes. This allows hospitals to know where they are doing well, as well as highlight areas that they can improve.
The NVR measures currently collects information on five vascular surgical procedures:
- Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Lower limb angioplasty
- Lower limb bypass
- Lower limb amputation
Further information for patients about these procedures can be found at the Circulation Foundation
Information published by the NVR on the vascular care delivered at different NHS trusts, and their outcomes of care, can be found in the Surgeon Outcomes section. Publications produced by the NVR can be found in the Reports section.
If you are interesting in learning more about quality improvement in healthcare, there is an eLearning introduction available on the HQIP website (HQIP are the commissioners of the NVR).