News, events & blogs

Welcome to HQIP's news, events and blogs area. Latest entries are listed below chronologically, and you can use the menus and filters on the left to define your content, or use the search section (top right) for specific searches.

Cardiac Rhythm Management Audit shows variation in implantation rates for pacemakers and defibrillators, nationally and in comparison to Europe

HQIP
The National Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Audit data suggests that within the UK there continues to be variation in the rates of pacemaker and defibrillator implants in both the UK and Western Europe.
14 Feb 2017

From NCAPOP to British Society of Gastroenterology led IBD Registry

HQIP
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease National Clinical Audit Project comes to an end on 28 February 2017. Following numerous successful rounds of clinical audit which supported clinical teams to achieve significant improvement against NICE standards, NHS England and the Welsh Government took the decision to decommission IBD as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), managed by HQIP. 
10 Feb 2017

Report shows regional variations in diabetes care

HQIP
The National Diabetes Audit 2015-16, published by NHS Digital in partnership with Diabetes UK, found that the percentage of patients with Type 1 diabetes achieving NICE-recommended treatment targets for glucose control, blood pressure and cholesterol varied from 11 per cent in some CCGs/LHBs to 34 per cent in others.
31 Jan 2017

Huge Improvement in Heart Attack Treatment, 9/10 of cases seen on time

HQIP
The latest Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) report published today, has shown significant improvements in key indicators for heart attack patients, and also highlights the serious impact of smoking on the onset of heart attack.
30 Jan 2017

Latest National COPD Audit Programme report highlights concerning levels of hospital readmissions for people suffering with chronic lung conditions in England

HQIP
Today’s report from The Royal College of Physicians shows that 43% of patients admitted for hospital treatment of COPD were readmitted at least once in the three months following discharge. This represents a considerable increase from the 33% readmission rate reported in 2008.
01 Feb 2017