Blogs

Video interview: Findings and key actions from the HQIP Clinical Leadership Seminar

Published: 18 Aug 2016

HQIP medical director Professor Danny Keenan reflects on the findings and key actions captured in the HQIP Clinical Leadership event report following the Clinical Leadership Seminar for national clinical audit leaders on 27 May 2016.

HQIP vlog: Stroke Audit-based seven-day working study – HQIP MD responds to Benjamin Bray’s Lancet paper

Published: 11 May 2016

HQIP medical director Professor Danny Keenan looks at the Stroke Audit-based Lancet report into seven-day working and patterns of care and gives his views on getting more from clinical audit data.

HQIP set to launch medical director video diary

Published: 21 Apr 2016

HQIP is pleased to announce it will shortly be launching the first in a series of video diaries from its medical director, Professor Danny Keenan.

Increased usage of safer procedures for cardiac patients, audit finds

Published: 01 Apr 2016

A 48% increase in the use of procedure associated with fewer complications is good news for cardiac patients

New RCP End of Life Care Audit shows steady progress in care of dying people

Published: 30 Mar 2016

The results of the new end of life care audit run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) show that there has been steady progress in the care of dying people since the previous audit carried out in 2013 and published in 2014.

Cardiac care at Queen Hospital Birmingham: have we learned since Bristol?

Published: 09 Mar 2016

The CQC has yesterday (8 March 2016) published its report on the heart surgery unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. It makes dire reading. I believe it is appropriate to reflect on this matter and what all of us in healthcare might do to avoid this happening again.  We are all part of the solution.

RCOG awarded funding for new National Maternity and Perinatal Audit

Published: 09 Mar 2016

HQIP is pleased to announce that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has been awarded funding to lead the new National Maternity and Perinatal Audit. The audit is commissioned by HQIP on behalf of NHS England, the Welsh Government and the Health Department of the Scottish Government. It will be carried out by the RCOG’s Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

NCDs and clinical audit: the start of true engagement?

Published: 24 Nov 2015

 Medical director's blog by HQIP's Professor Danny Keenan Last week saw myself and NAGCAE chair Nick Black present to the monthly meeting of the National Clinical Directors in Leeds on the current and future positions for clinical audit – and I’m delighted to say the session was well received and led to real engagement and interesting debate.

#CAAW blog: Diary of an audit lead day 5 – the lows and highs of serving the NHS

Published: 13 Nov 2015

In the fifth and final Clinical Audit Awareness Week blogs, Michael Spry (Countess of Chester Hospital FT audit lead, Mersey Clinical Audit Network chair and NQICAN member) gives his views on the lows and highs of working in the NHS

Clinical Audit Awareness Week blog: Diary of an audit lead day 1

Published: 10 Nov 2015

Michael Spry, Clinical Improvement & Assurance Manager at Countess of Chester Hospital NHS FT, Chair of Mersey Clinical Audit Network and member of NQICAN gives his views as CAAW 2015 begins

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