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Clinical Audit Leadership Summit 2018

Location: The Studio Conference Centre
Date: 18 Oct 2018

The Annual Clinical Audit Leadership Summit 2018 supported by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) brings together clinicians and managers leading local Clinical Audit for Improvement. Through a series of national updates, practical case studies and extended in depth skills development sessions, an exceptional gathering of leading practitioners, clinicians, and policy makers will set out the major developments, promote innovative areas of clinical audit, and debate the key challenges affecting you and your clinical audit practice.

Epilepsy audit wins memorial award for outstanding patient engagement

Published: 11 Oct 2018

The winner of the 2018 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award was announced today (11 October 2018) at the annual Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) AGM in London.

Landmark report shows hospitals learning from deaths to improve patient care

Published: 08 Oct 2018

A landmark new report published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reveals how hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. The publication of Learning from Deaths by the National Quality Board (NQB) in March 2017 mandated all English trusts to conduct mortality reviews, a move supported by the NMCRR programme.1

Landmark report shows hospitals learning from deaths to improve patient care

Published: 05 Oct 2018

A landmark new report published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reveals how hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. The publication of Learning from Deaths by the National Quality Board (NQB) in March 2017 mandated all English trusts to conduct mortality reviews, a move supported by the NMCRR programme.

Quality Accounts 2019-20 : Audit providers advised to complete scoping survey to ensure eligibility

Published: 19 Sep 2018

Providers of national audits, clinical outcome review programmes and quality improvement projects who would like to be included in the 2019/20 Quality Accounts list are being advised to complete an NHS scoping survey by Friday 21 September.

Clinical Audit Awareness Week promotional kit now available

Published: 12 Sep 2018

Clinical Audit Awareness Week (CAAW) is from 19-23 November 2018

Dates announced for 2018 Clinical Audit Week

Published: 02 May 2018

HQIP is delighted to announce the return of Clinical Audit Awareness (CAAW) week which this year takes place from the 19-23 November.

HQIP commissioned to deliver National Clinical Audit until 2021

Published: 19 Apr 2018

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is pleased to announce that it has been re-commissioned to deliver the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) for a further three year period on behalf of NHS England, the Welsh Government and other devolved nations.

New multi-nation initiative to improve care and outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD confirmed

Published: 10 Apr 2018

A new national clinical audit programme designed to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD has been commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) for the forthcoming 3-5 years. It will be delivered by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) across England, Scotland and Wales.

Prevalence of hypoglycaemic episodes declines in hospitals, according to diabetes inpatient audit

Published: 08 Mar 2018

The prevalence of all hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital, both mild and severe, has decreased from 26 per cent in 2011 to 20 per cent in 2016.

Clinical Audit Summit 2018: Clinical Audit for Improvement

Location: De Vere West One Conference Centre
Date: 05 Mar 2018

The Clinical Audit Summit 2018, as supported by HQIP and NQICAN, brings together an exceptional gathering of leading practitioners, clinicans and policy makers to set out the major developments, promote innovative areas of clinical audit and debate the key challenges affecting you and your clinical practice.

Diabetes control for children in England and Wales has ‘significantly improved’, finds latest NPDA report

Published: 28 Feb 2018

Latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) shows:

Clinical Audit for Improvement in Mental Health

Location: De Vere West One Conference Centre
Date: 09 Feb 2018

The Clinical Audit for Improvement in Mental Health conference, as supported by HQIP, has been developed specifically to focus on delivering improvement through clinical audit in a mental health setting.

HQIP to support mental health and Clinical Audit Summit events

Published: 22 Dec 2017

HQIP is pleased to announce it will be supporting two major quality improvement events in 2018 – one focused on mental health and the second devoted to clinical audit and its role in driving QI – with discounted places available.

Data Protection: Compliance with new regulations required by spring 2018

Published: 20 Dec 2017

New data protection regulations will be introduced in spring 2018 with implications for UK data controllers and processors.

RCP finds there is still room for improvement in use of high value COPD treatments in Wales

Published: 13 Dec 2017

A new report published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) finds that two thirds of Welsh Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients receive the flu jab – one of the most high value treatments to stop exacerbations of the disease.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation associated with lower hospital admission rates

Published: 12 Dec 2017

Today’s report from the Royal College of Physicians National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit Programme (COPD) reveals that people who complete a full pulmonary rehabilitation programme are much less likely to be admitted to hospital than those who did not.

Deadline extended for National Clinical Audit of Psychosis collection

Published: 28 Nov 2017

An extended deadline for submission to the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis - delivered for HQIP by the Royal College of Psychiatrists - has been offered.

Clinical Audit Heroes – 2017 Hall of Fame

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Who's your #AuditHero? To coincide with Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2017 we launched our second 'Clinical Audit Heroes' campaign - a celebration of the individuals making a positive difference using audit and quality improvement. Nominees can be a clinician, a patient volunteer, a paramedic, an audit manager - anyone whose actions have helped to improve patient care.

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