INAS - How It Works

The National Stroke Register was established in 2013 as an initiative of the HSE National Stroke Programme. Governace of the National Stroke Register was transferred to NOCA in 2019 and renamed as the Irish National Audit of Stroke.

There are now over 45,000 cases on the database.

INAS collects information on acute stroke patients in all hospitals that receive acute stroke patients throughout Ireland.

Data is collected by INAS Audit Coordinatiors in each hospital who input the data into the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) system via a Stroke Portal. Data can be accessed at hospital level and is used to support local service development and quality improvement initiatives.

INAS data informs the results of the three stroke National Key Performance Indicators, an Annual Report, a quarterly hospital reports.