National Clinical Audits for inclusion in Quality Accounts

This page provides information to help providers supply their Quality Accounts report. All health service providers have to submit a Quality Accounts report about the quality of their services.

Quick links:

 

Quality Accounts list

Can't access the real time list? Try the excel version:

Changes log

Sometimes information about the audits and enquiries is updated.  To help you understand any updates and see when changes have been made, we keep a change log.


 

Completing your 2013/14 Quality Account

Audits and enquiries to be reported:

Please see the Quality Accounts Resource above for the list of audits and enquiries to be reported in your 2013/14 Quality Accounts. 

The Resource includes information about QA requirements from 2010-15, so you may wish to filter the list to show only the audits required for your 2013/14 accounts.

Reporting requirements

The DH have advised us that the requirements for reporting the clinical audit section of your quality accounts will not be changing this year.  This means that you should continue to report your audit participation and use of audit reports as you did in 2012/13. 

The Quality accounts toolkit, published by NHS England, states that: “For each audit or enquiry, show those that applied to services provided by your Trust and those that did not, stating whether or not you participated…for each national audit or confidential enquiry that you are not currently participating in, you are encouraged to explain your reasons for not doing so.” More information on the toolkit is included below.

Quality accounts toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at providers of NHS services, offering advice for producing their Quality Accounts. It seeks to consolidate the understanding of the purpose of Quality Accounts and to guide their production based on what the public, NHS staff and other interested parties have said during the national engagement and testing processes.

The quality accounts toolkit remains the same as in 2010/11, and will not be republished. 

Important information about the 2013/14 list, please read

Since the DH announced the original 2013/14 QA list in January 2013, it has undergone some alterations. The DH has decided to keep its original list unamended on its website, and this is included for reference below.  for the kost up to date list, please use the Quality Accounts Resource above.

 


Preparing for your 2014/15 Quality Account

Audits and enquiries to be reported

The list of national clinical audits and clinical outcome review programmes to be included in Quality Accounts (QA) 2014/15 was published on 20 December 2013.  The list was published in our Quality Accounts Resource, and alternatively in excel and word formats (see above).

HQIP publishes the QA 2014/15 list on our website on behalf of NHS England. Together we map all national clinical audits and confidential enquiries in England to inform the content of the QA list. 

The 2014/15 QA list is more detailed than ever. Following feedback from local audit departments, it provides accessible information about:

  • Audit website, email address and phone number
  • Audit host organisation and address
  • Data collection dates
  • The health or social care setting of the audit
  • Primary and other relevant NHS Outcome Framework domains
  • Audit funding method
  • Level of analysis to be reported (e.g. Trust, ward, clinician)
  • Unique codes for NCAPOP audits to aid their identification
  • Geographical coverage of the audit

Reporting requirements

Quality accounts toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at providers of NHS services, offering advice for producing their Quality Accounts. It seeks to consolidate the understanding of the purpose of Quality Accounts and to guide their production based on what the public, NHS staff and other interested parties have said during the national engagement and testing processes.

The quality accounts toolkit remains the same as in 2010/11, and will not be republished. 


Information for national clinical audit providers

Thank you for responding to the quality accounts 2014/15 scoping exercise.  You will have been notified by email whether your audit is featured on the quality accounts list.

The scoping survey was considered by the National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE) and NHS England, to select the audits to be included in the Quality Accounts list.

If you need to make alterations to any of the information provided, please contact communications@hqip.org.uk



Further information on Quality Accounts

Quality Accounts is a process governed and managed by the Department of Health (DH) - and independent of the work carried out and promoted by HQIP. 

However, as many of the national clinical audits included in the Quality Accounts process form part of the NCAPOP programme (managed by HQIP), and because HQIP has a wider remit to promote healthcare quality improvement in general, we have collated the latest information above.

HQIP's Quality Accounts Resource tracks audits included in the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 quality accounts. This is available in Google Drive format and a downloadable Excel 'backup' for those who are unable to access Google Drive. This document also includes links to the project website and latest published reports. 

If you have any comments about what you would find useful to further support your quality accounts work, please let us know.

Completing your Quality Account- how to do it and where to get help

The national clinical audit part of your quality account should consist of two elements. 

  • Element 1 relates to your activities collecting patient level data for those national clinical audits listed in the DH quality accounts list for the quality accounts year being reported. 
  • Element 2 relates to acting on audit reports published during the course of the previous calendar year, and acted upon within the most recent financial year, including taking these to board meetings. As stated in the DH's quality account toolkit: "you should state the number of national clinical audit reports (published in the [previous] calendar year...) that were reviewed by your Board [in the most recent financial year] and, for each of those audits, the actions taken to improve the quality of services and the outcomes of care."


Previous Quality Accounts information

For information and reference, please see the list below of previous HQIP quality accounts pages:

 

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