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

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

Failure to integrate physical and mental healthcare by hospitals means patients with mental health issues get poor care, NCEPOD report says

The failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) reveals.
26 Jan 2017

Lung cancer: 7% increase in one-year survival, clinical audit reports

Latest annual study from national lung cancer audit reports rises in survivorship
25 Jan 2017

Clinical Audit Summit 2017: Clinical Audit for Improvement

The Clinical Audit Summit 2017, as supported by HQIP and the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) will bring together clinicians and managers leading local Clinical Audit for Improvement.

Variability in testing exposing high risk patients to chronic kidney disease, national clinical audit finds

The National CKD Audit, the first of its kind, reports wide variations in diagnostic testing among patients at high risk of developing CKD, such as people with diabetes and heart disease.
17 Jan 2017