News, events & blogs

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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.

NEW REPORT: Spotlight on Early Years

Published: 20 Oct 2021

A new report from HQIP calls for changes to audit reporting to enable better understanding of healthcare, specifically in relation to health inequalities. Spotlight on Early Years, which is based on data spanning four years, aims to improve health outcomes for all, in light of an increased focus on a variation in care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme 2022/23 – Applications now open

Published: 19 Oct 2021

The National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme 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. The scheme aims to equip trainees with the skills required to lead effectively, in preparation for future leadership roles. Clinical fellows are immersed in organisations such as HQIP, NHS England and NHS Improvement, HEE,GMC, CQC, NICE and BUPA and lead on projects that contribute to national healthcare priorities.

Future Opportunity: National Cancer Audit Collaborating Centre

Published: 05 Oct 2021

HQIP plans to commission five new national clinical audits to improve care quality and outcomes, and reduce unwarranted variation in the following clinical areas:

Blog: Meet last year’s Richard Driscoll Memorial Award winner!

Published: 17 Sep 2021

As the deadline to submit entries to the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award gets closer, we speak to Sarah Oyebanjo, Project Manager for the National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit (NEIAA) and last year’s winner to find out what winning the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award meant to the team and how patient and public involvement (PPI) is embedded in their work.

Blog: Why the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award is so important

Published: 15 Sep 2021

As the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award 2021 opens to entries, we speak to Kim Rezel, Head of Patient and Public Involvement at HQIP, to understand why it’s important.

Richard Driscoll Memorial Award 2021 – now open

Published: 01 Sep 2021

We are excited to announce that this year’s Richard Driscoll Memorial Award are now open to entries.

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.

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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.

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