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Welcome to the new SSNAP website

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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SSNAP on the move

SSNAP will be based at King’s College London University in the Department of Population Health Sciences from Spring 2018. Although the SSNAP contract for the next 3 years has been awarded to a different organisation, strong links will still be maintained with the Royal College of Physicians. Many of the staff, as well as the webtool and data entry processes remain the same despite this move. 

The move to King’s will offer significant benefits, such as increased patient involvement and academic support. We will also be working on ensuring that the data you collect is used for local, regional and national quality improvement (QI) projects and initiatives to ensure that the audit is visible, utilised and a facilitator for QI in stroke care. For more details about the move, see the full letter 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
SSNAP Annual Report: SSNAP’s fourth annual report titled “Rising to the Challenge” highlights the improvements made in stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the past four years. Find out more
New DIY Tool: The new 4.3 version of the DIY Analysis tool is now available. The DIY tool provides teams with SSNAP data analysis for a range of key measures. To access go login to the website and go to support>DIY analysis tools
Encrypted exports: From 14 March 2018 it will only be possible to export encrypted files from SSNAP in order to comply with IG and data protection law and regulations for patient identifiable data. 3rd party decryption software such as 7-zip will be needed for this. A guide for installing and using 7-Zip can be found here.
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.
We are hiring an R specialist
The SSNAP team are looking to recruit a specialist in R. For more details about the role and application info see the full job description.

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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