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The next SSNAP data-locking deadline is the 1 February 2021 at 5pm. This is the deadline to enter and lock all admissions and discharges for the period October-December 2020 for inpatient teams and July-December 2020 for non-inpatient teams. 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
 
SSNAP Annual Report 2020 now publicly available

We would like to thank all the hospitals and community teams for continuing to participate in SSNAP, especially during a time when the NHS has been under particular stress due to the pandemic whose paritcipation and commitment  ensures that quality, rich and robust data is available which can be used to improve stroke services. 

To access the report please go to: Results > National > Annual

The King's Stroke Programme are looking for an expert in the field of health data science and clinical informatics to support the delivery of the SSNAP data science project. Closing date 15 January 2021.

More information and job pack here
On 15 August 2020, the minimum COVID-19 dataset was closed to new admissions and from 1 September 2020 no records on the minimum dataset can be edited. All records must be added onto the main SSNAP webtool. 

Please see this page 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 2021. 

For more information please refer to this page
 
Job openings
SSNAP have openings for the following posts to support clinical audit reporting:

Senior Data Analyst, closing date: 21 January 2021. Apply 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.
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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