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For information on upcoming data-locking deadlines and when results will be available, please click here. The next data-locking deadline for October-December 2021 (inpatient teams) and July-December 2021 (non-inpatient teams) is the 7 February 2022 at 5pm. 

We understand that due to the COVID-19 response within your trust, there may be an impact on the number of admissions and/or on SSNAP data entry. Please do get in touch if this is the case and email the SSNAP helpdesk on ssnap@kcl.ac.uk. 
 
NHS England and NHS Improvement have updated their ‘Reducing the burden of reporting and releasing capacity to manage the COVID-19 pandemic’ guidance. 

The latest communication from Sir David Sloman, Chief Operating Officer at NHS England and NHS Improvement to NHS trusts and foundation trusts, states: “Given the importance of clinical audit in COVID and non-COVID care, clinical audit platforms will remain open for data collection. It should be noted clinical teams should always prioritise clinical care over data collection and submission”. Click here to read the full letter. 
We are hiring!

SSNAP is looking for a Senior Operations Officer. Full details about the role and person specification here.

Closing: 23 January

 
From 1 July 2021, SSNAP introduced new questions to the clinical proforma in order to keep up with changes to practice published in the NICE national guidelines and the measures associated with the NHSE long term plan.

Click here for further information. 
National Data Opt-Out

The deadline to comply with the National Data Opt-Out has changed. All healthcare providers in England must comply by the 31 March 2022. 

For more information please refer to this page
 
SSNAP data provides a baseline for the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan, as well as measuring the progress of these ambitions. 

View this impact report and find out how SSNAP is supporting the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for stroke.
Info for patients: SSNAP has a wealth of information and resources relevant to patients and carers available here.
 
SSNAP Governance: Information on SSNAP’s current contract, funding arrangements, IG protocols and data protection, steering group and audit design are available here.
Health Economics: Over the past 3 years the SSNAP team, in collaboration with NHS England, have pursued an ambitious research project to derive and report patient-level estimates on the cost of stroke care. Find out more

Links to other websites

Patient and carer support: The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke and offer support services to people with stroke and their families.

Information on blood pressure management: High Blood pressure is one of the conditions that cause Stroke, for information and resources on blood pressure care visit the British Hypertension Society & The British Heart Foundation websites

Information on Atrial fibrillation (AF) management: AF (an irregular heartbeat) is one of the leading causes of stroke. The ‘Know your Pulse’ campaign offers practical advice on how to check your pulse and provides other important information on managing AF.

British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP): BASP helps to promote better care for people with stroke in the UK. Their website includes a patient and carer page which includes useful information on stroke care management.

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