Subscription funding charge towards NCAPOP
Updated January 2020
The NHS Standard Contract requires relevant providers of NHS services to participate in the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP).
Since 2012-13, Trusts have been responsible for funding a proportion of the NCAPOP costs through a process known as Subscription Funding. Each financial year NHS England publishes a Gateway letter detailing the amount to be paid by NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of this charge.
From 2016 all NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts were required to make a standard payment of £10,000 + VAT towards the running of the NCAPOP. NHS England has agreed to retain this amount for 2019-20 and 2020-21.
Read the 2020/21 NHS England Publication Gateway letter
Read the 2019-20 NHS England Publication Gateway letter
HQIP is tasked with the collection of the subscription charge and therefore contacts all Trust medical and finance directors annually, to confirm the charge and request that a Purchase Order number is raised against which an invoice can be issued.
Further information about the subscription funding charge is available in the frequently asked questions below. Further information on Trust requirements in relation to the NCAPOP is available on the HQIP Quality Accounts webpage.
For any queries relating to the subscription charge, please contact HQIP at [email protected].
FAQs for subscription funding of national clinical audits
(updated December 2017)