7 January 2013
The Department of Health has removed the Emergency Laparotomy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) national clinical audits from the 2012/13 Quality Accounts list. The correction reflects the fact that neither of these audits have collected national patient-level data collection in the 2012/13 financial year.
Using HQIP's Quality Accounts Resource, providers can plan their programme of national audit participation for the next financial year as well as find information for those planning their 2012/13 Quality Accounts submission. This includes which audits need to be reported on and which audits published their annual reports in 2012 - therefore requiring providers to act on these by the end of March 2013.
All health service providers have to submit their report for June each year about the quality of their services in the previous financial year. Quality Accounts are required to be submitted to the Secretary of State and published on the NHS Choices website so that they are available to the public.
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