SSNAP imposes deadlines for the submission of data over specific time periods to enable these data to be analysed and reported on. SSNAP reports across quarterly, six monthly and annual (April-March) periods. Upon data entry deadline dates all patient data for the previous period is required to be submitted and locked by participating teams. If records are locked this means that they have been clinically signed off and are therefore ready for analysis.
To view data locking deadlines, go to: https://www.strokeaudit.org/About-SSNAP/SSNAP-Clinical-Audit/Data-Collection.aspx