What is NCAA?

The National Cardiac Arrest Audit (NCAA) is the national clinical audit of in-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK and Ireland.

It is a joint initiative between the Resuscitation Council (UK) and ICNARC.

All acute hospitals in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland are welcome to join NCAA.

We welcome enquiries from interested international hospitals who may wish to take advantage of the services we offer via NCAA.


The aims of the audit are to:

  • improve patient outcomes;
  • decrease incidence of avoidable cardiac arrests;
  • decrease incidence of inappropriate resuscitation; and
  • promote adoption and compliance with evidence-based practice.

Scope of data collection

Any resuscitation event commencing in-hospital where an individual receives chest compression(s) and/or defibrillation and is attended by the hospital-based resuscitation team (or equivalent) in response to a 2222 call.

Latest News - NCAA

  1. An Interview With…Emily Reynolds, NCAA Steering Group Member

    Emily shares her experience of being a member of the NCAA Steering Group

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  2. Dataset top-tip: Re-arrests

    What determines the end of a team visit?

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  3. An Interview With…Kelly Shiel, Resuscitation Officer

    Kelly shares her experience of participating in NCAA

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  4. Dataset top tip: Pre-hospital arrests

    What is and what is not classed as a pre-hospital arrest

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  5. NCAA Newsletter - Issue 2 March 2018

    Issue 2 has now been published.

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  6. Staff Update - Welcome to Sarah

    Welcome to Sarah, Programme Coordinator for NCAA

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  7. An Interview With…Karen Doyle, Cardiology and Resuscitation Audit Nurse

    Karen shares her experience of participating in NCAA

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  8. Update to NCAA Scope and Dataset (Effective 1 April 2018)

    Exclusion of pre-hospital arrests and addition of 'Not assessed' option for CPC

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  9. Dataset top tip 7: Use of ‘Dead – no ROSC’ as reason resuscitation stopped

    Want to save some time on your data validation?

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  10. Staff Update - Welcome to Olivia

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