Accessing NCAPOP data

HQIP is committed to making data collected by the NCAPOP projects publically available. Data from these projects is routinely reported and these reports are available on each audit or clinical outcome review programme provider website, as well as on the HQIP website. The reported data is also placed on the website.

HQIP is also working with its NCAPOP projects to routinely place outcomes data on the MyNHS and NHS Choices websites.

Some data that is collected by NCAPOP projects is not placed in the public domain. However, HQIP, as data controller, can share this data for the purpose of quality improvement, including research, service evaluation, and audit, if certain conditions are met.

Where data is not already available in the public domain and access is requested, applicants are invited to review HQIP’s Accessing National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) Data: Guidance for applicants and data providers. This details the process and information required to support an application for access to HQIP commissioned data sets.

Following a review of the above guidance, applicants should then discuss their request and complete the Data Access Request Form (DARF) in consultation with the relevant NCAPOP project. Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected].

Data Access Request Group (DARG)

HQIP enacts its Data Controller responsibilities through its Data Access Request Group (DARG). The terms and conditions of the group are available here. DARG is supported by HQIP’s Information Governance Advisory Group.

Forthcoming meetings

DARG meets on a monthly basis. Details of the meeting, submission deadline, and outcome dates are available here.



For further information, please contact HQIP at [email protected]