News, events & blogs

Welcome to HQIP's news, events and blogs area. Latest entries are listed below chronologically, and you can use the menus and filters on the left to define your content, or use the search section (top right) for specific searches.

New eLearning for healthcare professionals now available!

Published: 26 Jul 2021

Healthcare professionals can now learn more about the principles and tools used in quality improvement (QI) through our brand new eLearning course: ‘Introduction to quality improvement for healthcare professionals’.

Clinical audits: A hive of knowledge for trainees (webinar recording)

Published: 20 Jul 2021

National clinical audits offer an opportunity for trainee doctors and other healthcare professionals to better understand clinical disciplines and cross-disciplinary themes, supporting best practice and providing suggestions for improvement. But how can the audit community best reach this important audience, and support them to engage with the information available?

Clinical Audit Awareness Week Update

Published: 24 Jun 2021

HQIP, supported by National Quality Improvement (incl. Clinical Audit) Network (N-QI-CAN), has agreed not to hold Clinical Audit Awareness week (CAAW) in November this year. HQIP is exploring the feasibility of hosting CAAW in Spring 2022.

Update on Data Collection

Published: 22 Jun 2021

Data collection for the NCAPOP has now resumed following a mandate from NHS England and Improvement (NHS E/I). Please see the full letter mandating HQIP to restart data collection from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director at NHS E/I.

Headshot of Professor Carrie MacEwen

HQIP Chair recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Published: 22 Jun 2021

Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership’s (HQIP) Board of Trustees has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

HQIP adopts remote working model

Published: 29 Apr 2021

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership has closed its London offices in a move that means it can fully embrace new ways of working. All contact with HQIP should now be electronic using our online contact form or employee email addresses.

The First 100 Days

Published: 25 Feb 2021

Using health and social care datasets in research – opportunities, assets and examples

Published: 05 Feb 2021

HQIP's datasets and data access process were highlighted in a recent national collaborative event providing data insights and advice for 250 researchers .

Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme – RDMA20 Case Study

Published: 18 Dec 2020

FFFAP, highly commended in previous years have consistently shown a commitment to involving patients and carers within their audit programme. The patient panel are enthusiastic and engaged and throughout 2020 have remained positive as illustrated in this blog where the team describe how the PPI activities continued with the panel building on audit findings and identifying what is important to patients - producing a range of resources as a result.

National Neonatal Audit Programme – RDMA20 Case Study

Published: 18 Dec 2020

The NNAP team works very closely with their parent representatives and this blog highlights the benefits of working practices during lockdown and how it improved accessibility for interested parents to be involved with examples of outputs and impact throughout 2020.

Chair appointment at HQIP

Published: 23 Nov 2020

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has appointed Professor Carrie MacEwen as the new chair of its trustee board.

Arthritis audit wins excellence award for patient involvement

Published: 18 Nov 2020

A national clinical audit that aims to improve the quality of care for people living with inflammatory arthritis in the UK is the winner of a national award for outstanding patient and public involvement.

Hear from our Heroes: Joint Winner, Clinical Audit Professional of the Year

Published: 11 Sep 2020

It was a privilege to be jointly awarded clinical  audit professional of the year. I felt valued knowing that someone in my organisation had nominated me. Really though, this is a reflection on all the great work that goes on in our team and by hard working groups and individuals across our organisation. We are constantly striving to make audit matter, integrate our work as widely as possible, demonstrate improvements and share learning whenever we can.

COVID-19 – Some Positive Outcomes

Published: 10 Sep 2020

With the outbreak of this pandemic, there have been many consequences for the delivery of healthcare in the United Kingdom. It became apparent early on that it was having a negative impact on those with cardiovascular disease.

Hear from our Heroes: Team of the Year

Published: 08 Sep 2020

X-PERT Health was thrilled to hear that we were the winner of Audit Hero Awards “Team of the Year” category. This was for demonstrating high levels of patient engagement and co-design as well as evidence-based systemic change leading to sustained improvement.

Hear from our Heroes: Clinical Practitioner of the Year (Local)

Published: 07 Sep 2020

It was a great privilege to be nominated for the audit hero awards (thanks to my colleagues who think I do a good job in this area). It was incredibly exciting when I heard that I won the award. Certainly a game changer in my QI journey!

Hear from our Heroes: Clinical Audit Professional of the Year (National)

Published: 04 Sep 2020

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Hear from our Heroes: Student of the Year

Published: 03 Sep 2020

Last year, I was awarded the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership Audit Hero award for Student of the Year. Now, I’m encouraging healthcare professionals to nominate their students for recognition of their quality improvement (QI) work at university.

Hear from our Heroes: Clinical Practitioner of the Year (national)

Published: 02 Sep 2020

For me personally it was a fabulous and unexpected pleasure to have received the award last year. But in reality, this really recognised the great team at the CRANE Database based at the Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Surgeons, I had worked with since 2008. It gave the whole team immense satisfaction to think how their work had been recognised by peers for delivering excellence and impacting patient care through the constructive use of data and data linkage.

Hear from our Heroes: Clinical Audit Professional of the Year (local)

Published: 01 Sep 2020

I felt very honoured and surprised to win Clinical Audit Professional of the Year in 2019 jointly with Colin Barnes. I knew I had been nominated but after seeing so many talented clinical audit staff at regional meetings and seeing the amazing work they had produced on the NQICAN forum I didn’t think I had a chance. I am very grateful to my colleagues for the glowing nomination and for the support they continue to give me every day.

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