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.
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Sometimes information about the audits and enquiries is updated. When this happens HQIP endeavours to update the real time document the same day. To help you understand any updates and see when changes have been made, we keep a change log.
Completing your 2013/14 Quality Account
(updated 31 October 2013)
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 2010-14, 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.
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.
Preparing for your 2014/15 Quality Account
(updated 31 October 2013)
The list of national clinical audits and clinical outcome review programmes to be included in Quality Accounts (QA) 2014/15 will be published on 20 December 2013. The list will be published in our Quality Accounts Resource, and alternatively in excel and word formats.
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 will be more detailed than ever. Following feedback from local audit departments, it will 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
Information for national clinical audit providers
HQIP is calling on all national clinical audit providers to complete our Quality Accounts scoping survey as we begin preparing the 2014/15 QA list on behalf of NHS England.
The list will contain national audits that are due to collect data during the financial year 2014/15.
Therefore we are asking all national audits to complete our survey to provide the information which will be used by the National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE) to select the audits to be included in the Quality Accounts list.
The aim is to publish the list by the end of December 2013 to allow organisations time to plan their clinical audit programme for 2014/15 with knowledge of the Quality Accounts list.
The survey closes on 15 November 2013
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.
In response to feedback received, we have combined and simplified the quality accounts information we provide. In addition to the DH-prepared National Clinical Audits for inclusion in Quality Accounts HQIP's Quality accounts resource tracks audits included in the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 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: