National Institute for Cardiovascular Ooutcomes Research (NICOR) is a partnership of clinicians, IT experts, statisticians, academics and managers who, together, are responsible for six cardiovascular clinical audits (the National Cardiac Audit Programme – NCAP) and a number of new health technology registries, including the UK. Hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust, NICOR collects, analyses and interprets vital cardiovascular data into relevant and meaningful information to promote sustainable improvements in patient well-being, safety and outcomes.
It is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) with funding from NHS England and the Welsh Government and,
for four of the domains, from the Scottish Government. Funding has been sought to aid the participation of hospitals in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the private sector.