Quality Accounts: list and further information

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About Quality Accounts

NHS England Quality Accounts List 2016/17

Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria

HQIP National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory

About Quality Accounts

A Quality Account is a written report that providers of NHS services are required to submit to the Secretary of State and publish on the NHS Choices website each June summarising the quality of their services during the previous financial year. 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.

NHS England Quality Accounts List 2016/17

The new NHS England Quality Accounts list 2016/17 is available here. The list contains 51 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 2016/17.

The Quality Accounts list should be reviewed in conjunction with HQIP’s Guidance on Quality Accounts which supersedes previous HQIP FAQs. The guidance outlines the legislative requirements for quality accounts, the statutory function of the list, and the requirements for Trusts.

Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria

The National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Enquiries and NHS England have agreed the following criteria for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 which will determine the projects included on the Quality Account list:

Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria for NCAs (2016/17):

  1. Coverage: collects data from at least 60% of eligible services nationally
  2. Data: collected on individual patients
  3. Comparisons of providers (trusts, hospitals, networks)
  4. Plan to recruit patients during the following financial year
  5. Public reporting: comparing providers’ performance published within 18 months of completion of the most recent patient recruitment period
  6. Outcomes and processes of care being audited must be based on rigorous evidence (including NICE Quality Standards and Guidelines)

Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria for NCAs (2017/18):

  1. Coverage: collects data from at least 70% of eligible services nationally
  2. Data: collected on individual patients
  3. Comparisons of providers (trusts, hospitals, networks)
  4. Plan to recruit patients during the following financial year
  5. Public reporting: comparing providers’ performance published within 12 months of completion of the most recent patient recruitment period
  6. Outcomes and processes of care being audited must be based on rigorous evidence (including NICE Quality Standards and Guidelines)
     

HQIP National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory

The HQIP National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory (previously been known as the HQIP Quality Accounts Resource) is available here. 

It is an Excel-based directory of all known NCAs and enquiries that plan to run during the forthcoming financial year, as well as those that ran during previous financial years. The Directory includes information on each project including contact details for the NCA or enquiry project manager, data collection cycles and published reports. Healthcare Service Providers should consult this Directory when preparing their Quality Accounts.

If you have any queries about the Quality Accounts List or Resource, please contact Lorna Pridmore at lorna.pridmore@hqip.org.uk

 

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