The Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit has been managed as a programme (FFFAP) designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures and inpatient falls receive in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives. It consists of the following three audits:
- The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) – established to measure quality of care for hip fracture patients, and has developed into a clinical governance and quality improvement platform.
- Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are the key secondary prevention service model to identify and prevent primary and secondary hip fractures. The audit has developed the Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB) to benchmark services and drive quality improvement
- The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) – provides the first comprehensive data sets on the quality of falls prevention practice in acute hospitals
Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects including inclusion and exclusion criteria, data collection periods, and reporting dates, is available on the National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website.
For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.
Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.