News, events & blogs

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Is it possible to ‘have it all’? by Josie O’Heney

Published: 20 May 2022

Our Clinical Fellow, Dr Josie O’Heney talks about the challenges women in leadership face when balancing family life and asks whether it’s possible to ‘have it all’ in her latest blog post for the BMJ Leader.

HQIP’s Chair Dame Carrie MacEwen appointed Chair of General Medical Council

Published: 16 May 2022

Chair of the HQIP’s Board of Trustees, Dame Carrie MacEwen has been appointed the new Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC), becoming the second woman to hold the Chair since the GMC was established 164 years ago.

New reports published

Published: 13 May 2022

Three new resources have been published on our website this week. These include:

National Joint Registry appoints new Chair

Published: 04 May 2022

The National Joint Registry (NJR) has appointed Professor Sir Paul Curran a university leader, experienced national board Chair and distinguished academic as their next Chair.

Join the National Obesity Audit’s Virtual User Panel

Published: 26 Apr 2022

Help shape the future of healthcare by joining the National Obesity Audit's virtual User Panel!

Clinical Audit Heroes Awards NOW CLOSED

Published: 31 Mar 2022

The Clinical Audit Heroes Awards are now closed to nominations and the winners will be announced at a series of Lunch-and-Learn events, hosted by N-QI-CAN, during Clinical Audit Awareness Week (13-17 June 2022). More information on these is to follow but, in the meantime, make a note of the dates and times in your diary (13-17 June, 12.30-2pm daily).

Update on National Data Opt-Out

Published: 29 Mar 2022

National Data Opt-Out (NDOO) deadline has been extended until 31 July 2022.

Maternity and newborn newsletter

Published: 22 Mar 2022

Welcome to a new themed update from HQIP - each month has a different theme and we have decided to focus on maternal and newborn care in this first edition.

A brief guide to effective audit and feedback now available

Published: 10 Mar 2022

An evidence-based guide to effective feedback for national clinical audit programmes, which includes a new self-assessment report card for audit programmes.

Clinical Audit Awareness Week (CAAW) 2022 update

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Following the announcement of the return of Clinical Audit Awareness Week (13-17 June), we have been working with N-QI-CAN to prepare our plans to celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and quality improvement work in healthcare. Here’s our latest update with some key dates for your diaries (highlighted):

BMJ Blog: Collecting data is just the start – Josie O’Heney

Published: 07 Feb 2022

“…one day we won’t be reporting that the colour of your skin impacts your risk of dying at what should be one of the happiest times of your life.”

Blog: The Future for National Clinical Audit

Published: 07 Feb 2022

By HQIP’s  Medical Director Danny Keenan

Clinical Audit Awareness Week date announced

Published: 27 Jan 2022

HQIP is delighted to announce the return of Clinical Audit Awareness Week (CAAW) this year, which will take place from 13-17 June 2022.

Key metrics from NCAB available on Model Health System

Published: 14 Jan 2022

The ophthalmology, paediatric diabetes and falls (FLS-DB and the national audit of inpatient falls) audit key metrics from the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) portal are now available in the Model Health System.

Blog: The Future for National Clinical Audit

Published: 10 Jan 2022

By HQIP's  Medical Director Danny Keenan

Vacancy – Chair of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee

Published: 17 Dec 2021

The National Joint Registry (NJR) is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for the role of Chair of the NJR Steering Committee (NJRSC).

New resources available for trainee doctors

Published: 03 Dec 2021

Trainee doctors now have access to a range of information to help them navigate quality improvement (QI) via a dedicated section of the HQIP website.

Asthma audit wins excellence award for patient involvement

Published: 18 Nov 2021

A national clinical audit that aims to improve the quality of care for people living with Asthma and COPD in the UK has been named the winner of a national award for outstanding patient and public involvement.

Meet our new Clinical Fellow, Dr Josie O’Heney

Published: 02 Nov 2021

We welcomed Dr Josie O’Heney as our new National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow in September. She joins us as part of a scheme run by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, which provides doctors in training with the unique opportunity to spend 12 months working in national organisations to develop a range of enhanced leadership, policy, project, and communication skills.

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