Blogs

NHS well equipped to deliver breast cancer care, but requires improvement for over 70s, new audit finds

Published: 14 Jul 2017

The National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients, which is being published for the first time today by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Association of Breast Surgery, found that nationally, around 90% of women aged 50-69 years diagnosed with breast cancer had surgery.

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed

International Nurses Day 2017

Published: 12 May 2017

12 May 2017 is International Nurses Day. A day to celebrate and create a conversation about nursing care. To coincide the Royal College of Nursing has launched its #NurseHeroes campaign and here at HQIP we thought this is a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to three special nurses who we celebrated as part of our Clinical Audit Awareness Week campaign last November.

Sir Bruce Keogh: What is the first national MD’s quality improvement legacy?

Published: 07 Apr 2017

HQIP medical director Professor Danny Keenan reflects on Bruce Keogh’s time as head of NHS England’s ‘delivery arm’ and offers personal reflections on his commitment to QI and clinical audit.

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

Published: 02 Mar 2017

A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease.

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

Published: 16 Jan 2017

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.

Can the Prime Minister’s ‘shared society’ really tackle inadequacies in young people’s mental health care?

Published: 13 Jan 2017

As a junior doctor in child and adolescent psychiatry, I was very pleased to hear Theresa May recognise the need to improve the lives for the one in ten children in Britain suffering from a diagnosable mental health condition.

Response to BMJ paper on identifying outliers and Clinical Outcomes Publication

Published: 01 Nov 2016

HQIP medical director Professor Danny Keenan gives the wider context on publishing results for consultants, teams and hospitals

Clinical Audit Heroes 2016 – A tribute to Mandy Smith

Published: 26 Oct 2016

To coincide with #CAAW 2016 we’ve launched the ‘Clinical Audit Heroes’ campaign. Our first nominee is not only an #AuditHero, she’s a HQIP legend. Here’s our tribute to Mandy Smith. 

Mental health challenges, parity of esteem and reflection on latest suicide findings

Published: 10 Oct 2016

HQIP clinical fellow Dr Saffron Homayoun – a junior doctor in child and adolescent psychiatry – pens her first blog on World Mental Health Day, picking up on last week’s suicide and homicide report and on parity of esteem for mental health.

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