HQIP takes over Clinical Outcome Review Programmes

2 September 2011

As of this month (September 2011), HQIP has taken over responsibility for the management and commissioning of the Clinical Outcome Review Programme (also known as Confidential Enquiries), from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA).

The move is part of the recommendations of the Department of Health's ALB Review, published in 2010. The programme will be led at HQIP by newly-appointed Clinical Outcome Review Programme Business Manager Jenny Mooney (formerly business manager for the programmes at NPSA).

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"HQIP is very happy to be taking on responsibility for the Clinical Outcomes Review Programme and to welcome Jenny Mooney to the NCAPOP team," commented HQIP NCAPOP Lead Helen Laing. "Her experience and expertise will be invaluable in ensuring a smooth transition for what are highly effective programmes of work which lead to tangible improvements in sensitive areas of healthcare."

Chief Executive Robin Burgess said that adding the management of the programme to the HQIP portfolio was indicative of the organisation's expanding role: "While HQIP's core remit remains the promotion of effective clinical audit, we continue to explore other areas of health and social care where our knowledge and experience of quality improvement can be positively applied. The Clinical Outcomes Review Programme is an excellent example of this."

Four programmes of work are currently covered by CORP:

Contracts for the first three were awarded in March 2011, with the MIP contract currently under review. However, continuity of data for the maternal and newborn programme is important and data collectors should continue to collect maternal and perinatal mortality data, which can be submitted through a secure portal. If you wish to register to submit data or have any questions about the review process or the collection of maternal and perinatal mortality data please email either Jenny Mooney or enquiries@mpmn.nhs.uk.


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