The Stroke Improvement National Audit Programme (SINAP) is a national clinical audit which collected information from hospitals about the care provided to stroke patients in their first three days in hospital. SINAP aimed to collect data for all new stroke admissions across all relevant hospitals between May 2010 and December 2012 and to enable the information and results from the audit to be used to improve care for stroke patients.
SINAP aimed to improve the quality of stroke care for patients by measuring hospital performance against evidence based standards of acute care and benchmarking against all hospitals submitting a minimum number of complete records. Prospective, self-reported data was collected via a web based tool and analysed at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), London.
SINAP has been superceded by the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP), the new stroke audit which is now the single source of stroke data nationally. SSNAP collects a minimum dataset for every stroke patient since December 2012.
SINAP was run by the RCP Stroke programme on behalf of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party (ICSWP) and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).