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National Vascular Registry

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data, for COVID-19 purposes, from the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) relating to audit data collected by the Royal College of Surgeons through the National Vascular Registry (NVR).


The data to be collected under this Notice relates to audit data collected by the Royal College of Surgeons from NHS vascular units. The data in the National Vascular Registry (NVR) covers the process and outcomes of care for:

  • patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy
  • patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair
  • patients undergoing a revascularisation procedure (angioplasty/stent or bypass) or major amputation for lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

The NVR data is required by NHS Digital to support COVID-19 requests for linkage and analysis. These requests are often urgent and in support of direct care and service monitoring, planning and research.


This Notice is served on:

  • the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

Legal basis for provision of data

NHS Digital has been directed by the Secretary of State under section 254 of the Act to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of the information specified for this service. 

Period of the collection

There will be a one off collection (upload) of data (covering from 2014 to 2019). This will take place during November 2020 on the specific date(s) to be agreed with HQIP.

Read the Data Provision Notice and specification

Last edited: 6 November 2020 10:27 am