We are delighted! We put patients and participants at the heart of all of our work, so it is always incredibly rewarding to see that others find our work effective and useful in improving the quality of stroke care.George Dunn
22 February 2019
Will Richard, Communications & Engagement Officer
Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme named ‘most effective national clinical audit’ for ninth year in a row.
The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) has been named the ‘most effective national clinical audit’ for the ninth year in a row.
SSNAP, based in King’s School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, measures the quality and organisation of stroke care in the NHS and is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The team have now collected data on over 1,000,000 stroke patients which has been integral to improving care in recent years.
The Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC) holds an annual survey where stakeholders are invited to submit answers to the question: ‘What do you consider to be the most effective national clinical audit?’ The 2019 survey received 183 respondents, the majority of which classified themselves as ‘clinical audit professionals’ (60%) and 55% worked in acute care.
SSNAP led the way, for the ninth year in a row, with more than three times the nominations than the audit in second place.
George Dunn, SSNAP Project Manager, said of their success: