About Quality Accounts
NHS England Quality Accounts List 2017/18
Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria
HQIP National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory
A Quality Account is a written report that providers of NHS services are required to publish on the NHS Choices website each June summarising the quality of their services during the previous financial year. By publishing on NHS Choices, this fulfils providers obligation to submit the report to the Secretary of State. One of the elements included in the Quality Account relates to clinical audit.
This page houses the NHS England Quality Accounts list, and HQIP’s National Clinical Audit & Enquiries Directory. It also provides further information and guidance to Healthcare Service Providers around Quality Accounts.
The NHS England Quality Accounts List 2017/18 is available here. The list contains 58 programmes which met the NHS England criteria and/or are contained on the NCAPOP or Consultant Outcomes Publications programmes. The list details the National Clinical Audits and Clinical Outcome Review programmes which NHS England advises Trusts to prioritise for participation and inclusion in their Quality Accounts for 2017/18. The list remains static throughout the year and no additional projects are subsequently added.
Redaction: It was noted that there was a clerical error to the NHS England Quality Accounts List 2017/18 first published on 12 January 2017. Six audits that had been included confirmed that they would not be collecting data during 2017/18. These six audits have now been removed.
The Quality Accounts list should be reviewed in conjunction with HQIP’s Guidance on Quality Accounts. The guidance outlines the legislative requirements for quality accounts, the statutory function of the list, and the requirements for Trusts.
NHS England has agreed the following criteria for 2017/2018, which will determine the projects included on the Quality Account List:
Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria for NCAs (2017/18):
Clinical Outcome Review Programmes use a different methodology to national clinical audits and therefore cannot be evaluated using these criteria. However they are part of the NHSE funded National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) and as such are included in the Quality Accounts List each year.
HQIP maintains the National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory to provide information on the National Clinical Audits and Enquiries that are in existence. The Directory is a useful tool in assisting healthcare providers with planning their audit activity each year. Further information is available here.