Why participate?

NCAA is the only national, clinical audit of in-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK and Ireland.

The development of NCAA’s first Risk Models in 2013, means that NCAA Reports now include risk-adjusted comparisons on the following resuscitation outcomes:

  • return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) greater than 20 minutes; and
  • survival to hospital discharge.

These analyses help inform local performance management and quality improvement in participating hospitals.

NCAA’s importance to hospitals is highlighted by its inclusion as a national clinical audit in the Department of Health’s Quality Accounts.

See our full list of benefits for even more reasons why your hospital should participate in NCAA.

Who can participate?

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.

Current participants

There are already numerous hospitals across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland participating in NCAA. You can find out if your hospital is one of them by referring to the NCAA Participating hospitals list.


To find out more about NCAA you can contact us to request a copy of the NCAA Recruitment Pack. If your hospital is ready to join, you can request a copy of the NCAA Joining Pack.

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