HSE Cyber Attack
NOCA would like to extend our support to colleagues affected by the HSE cyber attack. If you work with NOCA audits and have been affected, the NOCA team are here to assist you in any way we can.
NOCA COVID-19 Reports
NOCA have produced and will continue to produce a series of COVID-19 reports describing hospital activity and patient care during each Wave of the pandemic based on data pertaining to hip fracture, stroke, heart attack, trauma and ICU patients.
Working to achieve excellent healthcare for Ireland, shaped by reliable data
NOCA enables the Irish healthcare system to continually improve by maintaining a portfolio of prioritised national clinical audits
NOCA manages a suite of national clinical audits. Each audit focuses on a unique area of healthcare such as hip fracture, major trauma, hospital mortality, ICU care and joint replacements. Governance structures are established both in NOCA and locally in each hospital to oversee the management and sustainability of the audit. All our audits are led at a hospital level by clinicians and supported by their management teams.
Irish Hip Fracture Database
The Irish Hip Fracture Database (IHFD) was set up to measure care for all patients over the age of 60 who suffer a hip fracture, across the 16 operating hospitals.Find Out More
Irish National Audit of Stroke
The Irish National Audit of Stroke (INAS) is a clinicaly led quality audit which measures the quality of stroke care, as well as the structure of stroke services, provided to patients in all hospitals that admit acute stroke patients. Activity within the participating hospitals is measured against evidence based standards to help improve the standard of acute stroke care within Hospital Groups across the country.Find Out More
Irish National ICU Audit
The Irish National Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Audit is a quality and patient safety initiative that measures the quality of care in each ICU, benchmarking against international standards. Activity within the participating ICUs is carefully measured to help improve the standard of critical care within hospital groups and across the country.Find Out More
Irish National Orthopaedic Register
The Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR) aims to improve the quality of services and care provided to patients having joint replacement surgery. By using patient scoring systems and recording on implant performance and patient outcomes, INOR aims to monitor the safety of implants and support hospitals should an implant recall occur.Find Out More
Major Trauma Audit
Major Trauma Audit (MTA) is a patient safety initiative that aims to increase quality assurance and improvement initiatives in the area of patient trauma care, through the delivery of high-quality data. The ongoing care and outcome of critically ill patients requires a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, coordinated and integrated system approach — underpinning that approach is quality assurance enabled by quality data gathering.Find Out More
National Audit of Hospital Mortality
In collaboration with the HSE Health Intelligence Unit, NOCA has worked to support the implementation and provide the ultimate monitoring of a National Audit of Hospital Mortality (NAHM). NOCA established a multidisciplinary NAHM Governance Committee that included relevant specialties and groups to ensure audit aims and objectives are achieved. Today, NAHM analyses and displays mortality patterns across 44 publicly funded acute hospitals.Find Out More
National Paediatric Mortality RegisterFind Out More
National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre
The overall goal of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) is to collaborate with Irish maternity services to translate clinical audit data into improved maternity care for families in Ireland.Find Out More
Our healthcare system has a wide diversity of stakeholders, with the patient having the greatest stake of all. NOCA has recognised, since its inception, that collaboration with public and patient representatives and healthcare professionals is essential for the success of clinical audit and continuous improvement of quality in healthcare. As the public and patient representative on the NAHM Governance Committee, I can assure you that hospitals are given every support to monitor their in-hospital mortality. The inclusion of hospitals feedback in this report is a testament to the continued engagement with NAHM.
Mr Alan Egan, Public / Patient Intesest (PPI) Representative, NAHM Governance Committee
Latest News & Events
Injury prevention is key - launch of the Major Trauma Audit Paediatric Report 2014-2019
March 16th 2021
The Major Trauma Audit Webinar was held on Tuesday 16 March 2021. It saw the launch of the Major Trauma Audit…Read More
NOCA Webinar 2021 - Focus on Quality time
February 9th 2021
The NOCA Webinar 2021 took place on Tuesday 2nd February, as part of RCSI Charter Week. The event focused on…Read More
January 8th 2021
NOCA would like to show our appreciation to our healthcare staff who are working tirelessly in the fight…Read More
Healthcare synergies- Spinal Injuries Ireland working with NOCA.
December 9th 2020
Naomi Fitzgibbon from Spinal Injuries Ireland talks about her experience in her role as a Patient and Public…Read More
Orthogeriatrics - The Management of Older Patients with Fragility Fractures
September 16th 2020
You can now avail of free downloadRead More
Supporting stroke survivors and their families – My role in Headway
August 28th 2020
Marcia Ward, PPI representative on the Irish National Stroke Audit at NOCA talks about her role in HeadwayRead More
Major Trauma Audit publishes data on trauma on farms in the Republic of Ireland 2014-2016
July 16th 2020
The Major Trauma Audit (MTA) captures data about patients who have sustained life threatening or life changing…Read More
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for the Clinical Lead of the National Paediatric Mortality Register
June 11th 2020
The National Paediateric Mortality Register (NPMR) is now seeking an expressions of interest for the role of…Read More
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