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.
New Job Opportunity at the RCP Stroke Programme!
The RCP Stroke Programme is currently recruiting a new SSNAP Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile, award winning programme of work that aims to improve the quality of healthcare for people with stroke. If you feel you have the skills and experience required for this dynamic, challenging, and rewarding role please find the full advert text via the following link and apply within. Please feel free to share with colleagues as appropriate. https://jobs.rcplondon.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyID=380
Executive Summaries made public
4 April 2017
The regional SSNAP executive summaries have now been made public. These reports are a summary of the SSNAP results entered by teams over the last two years, benchmarked regionally. View the reports for your region here.
Final Month to Submit Annual Data
30 March 2017
The deadline for the 2016/17 annual and four-monthly reporting period is 2 May at 5pm. All data for the period will be analysed, so now is the time to ensure that you have entered details for all SSNAP records of patients treated between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, including those who received their 6 month assessment during this time.
Latest SSNAP results now publically available
3 March 2017
The latest SSNAP results, which cover the August - November 2016 reporting period, have been made public. Significant progress has been made by participating hospitals in recent years and this has been reflected in improving SSNAP scores during this time. The below maps show inpatient SSNAP scores in October - December 2014 compared to results from this latest reporting period. It is clear at a glance that there are far more high scoring teams (green = A, the highest band) and fewer low scoring teams (red = E, the lowest band). Please go to the Results tab
to access the latest data on stroke care.
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
December - March 2017
April - July 2017
August - November 2017
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.
Telephone : 020 3075 1318 or 020 3075 1383