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Patients, Carers, & Public - What is SSNAP?

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What is SSNAP?

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) measures the quality of care provided to stroke patients (clinical audit) and structure of stroke services (organisational audit) in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Stroke care teams send data to SSNAP about the quality of care their patients receive. SSNAP review how teams are performing against national stroke care standards and guidelines. SSNAP create reports to highlight the areas where  stroke care teams are doing well and where they need to improve. SSNAP produce reports for hospitals, community stroke care teams, the Department of Health, the NHS, the general public, and stroke survivors and their carers. 

Click here for more information about SSNAP reports.
Click here for information about the data SSNAP collects.
Click here for information about how data is collected, stored & used by SSNAP.

SSNAP has been voted the most effective national clinical audit in the UK for nine consecutive years by healthcare professionals involved in audit.

SSNAP is the single source of stroke data in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, this is useful as SSNAP reports can compare how stroke care is being delivered across the country as well as how individual stroke care teams are performing. 100% of acute hospitals in England, Wales & Northern Ireland send data to SSNAP. Data for 90% of expected stroke cases is recorded on SSNAP, over 1 million records have been submitted to SSNAP since January 2013.

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