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 each outlined below.
Annual SSNAP Results for 2015/2016 now available!!
"Is stroke care improving over time at hospital, population, and national level?”
This brand new set of annual data can for the first time be used to compare the quality of stroke services available to patients in 2015/2016 against the two previous years, 2014/15 and 2013/14, at national, population, and hospital level. All annual results cover a reporting period of April - March. These new annual portfolios cover 239,246 admissions and 226,838 over a three year period, capturing the stroke care pathway of patients from onset to 6 month assessment. This represents 100% participation from routinely admitting teams in England and Wales. You can also find regional level portfolios by navigating to https://www.strokeaudit.org/results/Clinical-audit/Regional-Results.aspx
and selecting ‘Annual’ radio button. These portfolios of results should prove an incredibly powerful resource for anyone with an interest in stroke care.
Latest SSNAP News!
SSNAP Annual Report Ebook
The 2014/15 SSNAP Annual report is now available as an eBook for you to add to your tablet or other e-reader. You can download the ePub file onto your device here and download instructions for adding it to your tablet, iPad or phone here.
Download Ebook User Guide
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.
Results made public
October - December 2015
January - March 2016
April - July 2016
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 two rounds of this audit (2012 and 2014) have achieved 100% participation; with the results for both available to view here
. These detailed reports include every data item benchmarked against the national average. They include national and hospital-level findings in relation to important aspects of stroke service organisation including care organisation, specialist roles, TIA (mini stroke) services, communication between staff groups and with patients and carers, and access to specialist support.
Post-acute Organisational Audit
The first SSNAP post-acute organisational audit
started in November 2014 and reported in late 2015. The audit was carried out in two phases. The first phase, which took place in December 2014, obtained information from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England, Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales and Local Commissioning Groups (LCGs) in Northern Ireland on what post-acute stroke services they commissioned as of 1 December 2014. Phase 2 of the audit was carried out in April and May 2015. This phase reported on the availability and structure of post-acute stroke services within England, Wales and Northern Ireland as of 1 April 2015. Results for both phases of the post-acute organisational audit are available here
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.
Telephone : 020 3075 1318 or 020 3075 1383