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.

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

I felt like an expert.

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.

Just Say Yes, Please

Published: 10 Aug 2020

At this time last year, to mark the arrival of the next cohort of junior doctors arriving or turning round, I wrote a blog entitled Just Say No. This was to suggest that, on induction with your new educational supervisor, if they suggested getting out 20 sets of case notes and doing an “audit”, that this offer was declined and a more productive quality improvement activity pursued (with the caveat that if the supervisor was to be intimately involved in the notes review, that that would be acceptable).

The Baroness Cumberlege Report – First do no harm (Published 8th July 2020)

Published: 22 Jul 2020

The report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (IMMDs) The Cumberlege review has reported on three important clinical areas where harm has occurred; Primodos, sodium valproate and surgical mesh insertion for female urinary incontinence. The review has helped us identify a direction of travel in assuring new medical devices being introduced to treat a wide variety of conditions. The principals are generalisable and I believe we should use these as we develop additional devices registries. 2. This review into the treatment of female incontinence with surgical mesh is specific. It has given us interesting insights into the various vehicles that, in some respects, we take for granted, when holding patients’ data for review purposes; namely data bases and registries. In the course of this work, Cumberlege has defined databases and registries. These definitions, if accepted, can be extrapolated out into other areas where medical devices are implanted and further into other areas of healthcare.

HQIP response to the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report

Published: 10 Jul 2020

HQIP welcomes the publication of this much needed report, the nine recommendations and the twenty three actions required for improvement. We pay tribute to Baroness Cumberlege and her team who have worked tirelessly to bring this report to fruition, exposing the extent of harm done because of failings in the health system and the light it shines on the experiences of women and families.

HQIP response to “Institutional Use of National Clinical Audit by healthcare providers.”

Published: 26 May 2020

The recent paper -  Institutional Use of National Clinical Audit by healthcare providers McVey L, Alvardo N, Ken J at al. J Eval Clin Pract. 2020;1-8. DOI: 10.1111/jep.13403 - from colleagues looking into institutional use of National Clinical Audit, concluded that there is an imbalance between the benefits to institutions and the required resources for participating in the national audit programme. This study is based on interviews with 16 colleagues, is semi-structured and comes across as relying more on anecdote. There were additional interviews with 32 clinicians, although it is not clear how the findings from these colleagues reflect on the reported imbalance between the national programme and the Boards of Trusts.

National Audit Award Created for Nurses and Midwives

Published: 11 May 2020

The UK’s biggest annual celebration of the impact of clinical audit has created a unique award for nurses and midwives to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale (12 May 2020).

Our response to COVID-19

Published: 17 Mar 2020

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