About Quality Accounts
NHS England Quality Accounts List 2016/17
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 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.
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.
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):
Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria for NCAs (2017/18):
HQIP has created the National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory (previously been known as the HQIP Quality Accounts Resource) 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.