Medical and surgical outcome review programme

Supplier info

Name: Marisa Mason
Phone: 020 7251 9060
Website: NCEPOD

HQIP contact

Vivien Dunne

Programme overview

The Medical and surgical outcome review programme began in 1988 as a National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths with an aim to examine the quality of care delivery to surgical and anaesthetic patients who had died in hospital within 30 days of a surgical procedure.  In 2002, the remit of the programme was extended to review the care received by medical patients as well as surgical patients. In addition, near-miss morbidity cases were included as well as cases of mortality. In 2011 responsibility for the commissioning and management of the programme transferred to HQIP.

The programme aims to contribute to improvements in the quality of patient care by undertaking confidential enquiries and by publishing and making available the results of such activities. Study topics are selected through an open submission process and anyone is invited to submit proposals for consideration as possible forthcoming studies. The areas currently being studied are:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Community Acquired Pneumonia
  • Endometriosis
  • End of Life Care

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and 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.

Accessing data

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 website.

For regularly updated dynamic reporting of audit data, follow the link in the HQIP Directory in the column called ‘Link to dynamic reporting’.

For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain for this project, please use the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at:

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