The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC – www.icnarc.org) is an independent, not-for-profit, scientific organisation, established in 1994, that facilitates improvements in the structure, process, outcomes, and experiences of critical care – for patients and for those who care for them.
Both nationally and internationally, ICNARC manages a broad programme of clinical audit and clinical/health services research, the latter co-ordinated within its UK Clinical Research Collaboration-registered Clinical Trials Unit.
ICNARC databases serve as a resource for multiple studies on the epidemiology of critical illness and inform practice and policy on the provision, service delivery and organisation of critical care, most recently playing a key role in providing information to support the UK response to the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Findings from health data research highlight opportunities for better healthcare planning and clinical management for patients with multimorbidity
1 December 2022
A population-study, enabled by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre, provides the data and resources to help improve health and care...
Investigating the links between father chemotherapy and gene mutation rates in children
24 November 2022
Research into families with high gene mutation rates, that could lead to rare diseases, has found a link to the biological father receiving certain chemotherapy treatments.
Study into significant drop in cancer diagnoses in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic
24 November 2022
Researchers have looked at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on female breast, colorectal and non-small cell lung cancer incidence, stage and healthcare pathway to diagnosis during 2020 in...