HQIP improves its online national clinical audit information

13 November 2012

A range of improvements to HQIP’s online national clinical audit information have just been launched. Both the Quality Accounts resource and NCAPOP publication schedule are updated as part of an ongoing programme to improve the way HQIP shares information with clinical audit colleagues.

Both the Quality Accounts resource and NCAPOP publication schedule have been updated as part of an ongoing programme to improve the way it shares information with clinical audit colleagues.

Improvements to the Quality Accounts resource include:

  • Adding information about the geographical coverage of the NCAPOP audits
  • Adding columns to identify which settings the NCAPOP audits cover (e.g primary, secondary or mental health)
  • Creating unique codes for the NCAPOP audits to aid identification; this was flagged up as an issue with audits which cover similar disease areas, or have similar names

Work on the 2013/14 Quality Accounts list is also underway. Click here to see the latest news story >>

Improvements to the  NCAPOP publication schedule include:

  • Presentation in a calendar format, making it easier to see which reports are due to come out and when
  • Use of Google Drive realtime document, so there are no delays in updated information being made available
  • You can filter it, to see only the publications that interest you
  • Retrospective publications, not just future publication dates, that create an overview of past reports and a comprehensive archive
  • Links to the published documents as well as to the audit's individual website and project manager's email address
  • The new NCAPOP audit codes

The publications schedule states when NCAPOP audits are due to report (including clinical outcome review programmes and the National Joint Registry). This allows local audit staff to plan when to act and when to schedule these for board meeting.  

National Clinical Audit Lead Helen Laing said: “The National Clinical Audit Feedback Mechanism is integral to this development programme and has generated a substantial amount of feedback with HQIP’s actions reported online. Further improvements will see changes to the NCAPOP library and the inclusion of data collection information for NCAPOP audits in the publications schedule.

National Lead for Quality Improvement Kate Godfrey added: “We would like to thank everyone who has called, emailed or spoken to HQIP at events about what information would help you.  If you have any other ideas or suggestions about ways we can make improvements, please email us at communications@hqip.org.uk, talk to us on NCAF or via the National Clinical Audit Fedback Mechanism.

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