National quality improvement programmes

HQIP is responsible for several national healthcare quality improvement programmes, including managing and commissioning the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) of behalf of NHS England, the Welsh Government and in some cases other devolved authorities.

NCAPOP covers two main sub-programmes: the National Clinical Audit Programme and the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes. These two sections contain information about the programmes themselves, plus pages for each individual programme, listed alphabetically. We also have dedicated pages for areas such as Quality Accounts and NCAPOP topic selection: use the drop-down menu, 'quick links' below or the search option at foot of page

Also included here are sections on publication of individual doctors’ results and unit level data (Clinical Outcomes Publication), on exploratory work into social care quality improvement and, finally to the National Joint Registry – the largest orthopaedic registry in the world, which is based at HQIP.

Publication of NCAPOP and CORP reports during the 2017 pre-election period

NHS England has advised HQIP that the pre-election period (‘Purdah’) is 22 April 2017 to 19 June 2017 inclusive. During the pre-election period, unpublished HQIP-commissioned reports, including NCAPOP reports, cannot be released for publication. The planned publication of generic HQIP educational material (such as tools, guidance or resources) is unaffected. Please contact the relevant project managers or leads if you would like to discuss anything (details can be found on the NCA programme pages and Outcome Review Programme page. 

Quick links to some main national programme areas:


Click the linked areas above or to the left, or use the database search below to find your content.