Previous Cardiac Projects

Opportunities to PRevent Admissions (OPRA) Project

The Cardiovascular Strategic Clinical Network delivered a project called Opportunities to PRevent Admissions (OPRA).

The OPRA audit tool provides a link back to Primary Care from Secondary Care to identify and support the learning from individual cases, as a means of improving practice and preventing admissions, across the whole patient pathway.

In Somerset readmission rates for heart failure patients within 30 days were high. This aims of the OPRA audit was to understand some of the reasons for the high numbers and to share the learning to reduce readmissions in the future. Somerset CCG, Taunton & Somerset NHST, Primary Care in Somerset and SW Cardiovascular SCN worked together to carry out a retrospective root cause of 14 patients with heart failure admitted to Taunton & Somerset NHST in 2014.

Heart Failure Audit Analysis