Quality Accounts: list and further information

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Lorna Pridmore

Contents:

2017/18 Quality Accounts List scoping

About Quality Accounts

NHS England Quality Accounts List 2016/17

Quality Accounts list inclusion criteria

HQIP National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory

 

2017/18 Quality Account List

NHS England will shortly be considering projects for inclusion in the 2017/18 Quality Account List. A Scoping Survey was sent to known providers for completion by Friday 18th November 2016.  The 2017/18 Quality Accounts List will be posted on this webpage in January 2017.  For further information please contact lorna.pridmore@hqip.org.uk.

 

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 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

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.