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You can download the results from the SSNAP Acute Organisational Audit, SINAP and Sentinel.

Welcome to SSNAP

The single source of stroke data
The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are three main components of SSNAP, the clinical audit, acute organisational audit, and post-acute organisational audit.

SSNAP are hiring a data manager!

We are looking to fill a position within our hard-working team at the Royal College of Physicians. The role is an exciting opportunity for those interested in stroke care or healthcare more generally to have an impact at a national level. Further information can be found by clicking the below links. Please feel free to share with colleagues and others.

SSNAP Data Manager


"We are preparing for the 4th SSNAP Annual Report 2016/2017 and need your help!"

The theme of the next SSNAP Annual Report is quality improvement. We want to hear about how you have been using SSNAP data to make improvements to your stroke service.

In 300 characters or less, please provide a summary of a QI project that you worked on to improve stroke services at your hospital or within your locality (define the problem, how you addressed the issue, and tell us how you measured the impact or success of your initiative).

We also want to hear about:

  • Top tips on how you promote continuous QI in every day practice
  • Ideas for future QI initiatives
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Clinical Audit

The clinical audit collects a minimum dataset for stroke patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in every acute hospital, and follows the pathway through recovery, rehabilitation, and outcomes at the point of 6 month assessment.

All SSNAP reports are available to download from our SSNAP results portal. You can view the outputs for each reporting period, including our annual reports. See the table below for when you will be able to view future reports.

Reporting period Results made public
December - March 2017 26 June 2017
April - July 2017 November 2017
August - November 2017 March 2018

The clinical audit produces an array of reporting outputs each reporting period. Included in SSNAP’s reporting suite are colour coded performance tables which give a high level summary of hospitals’ performance across 10 key aspects of stroke care, an overall SSNAP score is also given. The summary results portfolio gives a more detailed analysis of every hospitals' performance across each key indicator of care measured by SSNAP. The full results portfolio enables users to further ‘drill down’ into the data. Interactive maps enable users to access results for any aspect of stroke care or any particular hospital or geographical region at the click of a button. A public report is produced which includes contextualising clinical commentary at national level. Easy Access Version reports are also produced each reporting period which are written specifically for stroke survivors and their carers.

All SSNAP reports can be accessed via the national results area. For those interested in a specific region results can also be viewed by region. The regional results area also contains PowerPoint slidedecks showing performance for hospitals for each of the 12 English regions, Wales and Northern Ireland and additionally a regionalised version of our Easy Access Version reports.    

SSNAP is the agreed source of data for the stroke measures within the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Outcomes Indicators Set (CCG OIS) and reports against these measures for the population of each CCG in England and Local Health Boards in Wales.  

Acute Organisational Audit

The acute organisational audit provides a biennial ‘snap-shot’ of the quality of stroke service organisation in acute settings. The last three rounds of this audit (2012, 2014 and 2016) have achieved 100% participation; with the full results for the 2016 audit available to view here. Data collection for the 2016 audit completed in July 2016 with results made available to participating sites in September 2016 and publically available in November. Reporting outputs for the acute organisational audit present every data item benchmarked against the national average and include national and hospital-level findings on many important aspects of stroke service organisation including staffing levels, acute care processes, TIA (mini stroke) services, access to specialist support and communication with patients and carers.


To register for an account please click on the ‘Registration’ tab above and follow the instructions. If you are registering as a clinical user on SSNAP and the specific team or trust you are registering for is not listed please contact the SSNAP helpdesk. Post-acute services that are new to SSNAP can find a new team registration form and resources to aid getting started in the Support tab.

Need help?

Email: ssnap@rcplondon.ac.uk
Telephone : 020 3075 1318 or 020 3075 1383