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Diabetes: lack of blood sugar control putting pregnancies at risk, national audit finds

Published: 18 Nov 2015

Three out of four (74%) pregnant women with diabetes have higher than recommended blood sugar levels in early pregnancy, new findings from a national audit reveal.

First Pulmonary Rehabilitation audit shows variation in care nationally

Published: 18 Nov 2015

The National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Programme for the first time today, reviews the resources and the organisation of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) services in both England and Wales, which are set against British Thoracic Society (BTS) quality standards.

NHS England urges clinical audit suppliers to complete 2016/17 Quality Accounts survey

Published: 16 Nov 2015

NHS England requires the providers of National Clinical Audit (NCA) and Clinical Outcome Review Programmes to complete the following short survey by 5pm on Wednesday 2 December  2015 in order that they can be considered for inclusion in the 2016/17 Quality Accounts List.

#CAAW blog: Diary of an audit lead day 5 – the lows and highs of serving the NHS

Published: 13 Nov 2015

In the fifth and final Clinical Audit Awareness Week blogs, Michael Spry (Countess of Chester Hospital FT audit lead, Mersey Clinical Audit Network chair and NQICAN member) gives his views on the lows and highs of working in the NHS

#CAAW blog – Diary of an audit lead day 4

Published: 13 Nov 2015

In the fourth of his Clinical Audit Awareness Week blogs, Michael Spry (Countess of Chester Hospital FT audit lead, Mersey Clinical Audit Network chair and NQICAN member) gives his views on audit by observation

#CAAW blog – Diary of an audit lead day 3

Published: 13 Nov 2015

In the third of his Clinical Audit Awareness Week blogs, Michael Spry (Countess of Chester Hospital FT audit lead, Mersey Clinical Audit Network chair and NQICAN member) gives his views on sharing good practice

#CAAW blog: Diary of an audit lead day 2 – a challenge to national clinical audit providers

Published: 10 Nov 2015

In the second of his Clinical Audit Awareness Week blogs, Michael Spry (Countess of Chester Hospital FT audit lead, Mersey Clinical Audit Network chair and NQICAN member) gives his views on national clinical audit impact 

Clinical Audit Awareness Week blog: Diary of an audit lead day 1

Published: 10 Nov 2015

Michael Spry, Clinical Improvement & Assurance Manager at Countess of Chester Hospital NHS FT, Chair of Mersey Clinical Audit Network and member of NQICAN gives his views as CAAW 2015 begins

Neonatal audit: doctors express major concern crucial checks missed for premature babies

Published: 05 Nov 2015

Premature babies could be missing out on vital developmental health checks at age two, increasing the likelihood of significant disabilities being missed and specialist care being delayed, says the 2015 annual report of the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), published today.

Outcomes from paediatric intensive care remain good despite poor staffing ratios

Published: 03 Nov 2015

Mortality rates in children’s intensive care units across the country remain very low, despite only 15% of them meeting recommended nurse staffing levels, today's Paediatric Intensive Care Audit report finds.

Heart failure: mortality doubles when specialist care not provided

Published: 20 Oct 2015

Data from 56,654 heart failure admissions to hospitals in England and Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 shows variation in the quality of care and outcomes for patients. Data published today shows that the quality of heart failure care can vary widely from one hospital to another, as it does between specialist and non-specialist wards, within a given hospital. Key findings include:

First national inpatient falls audit shows serious shortfalls in care

Published: 14 Oct 2015

Despite falls in hospitals being the most commonly reported patient safety incident in England and Wales, a report today’s reveals serious deficiencies in care.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Audit: operational note on publication and data collection

Published: 29 Sep 2015

This operational note provides information for hospital staff on patient recruitment, data collection and report publication for The National Audit of Rheumatoid Arthritis which is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government.

IBD audit report shows improvements for biological therapies patients

Published: 25 Sep 2015

The UK inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinical audit report reveals today that the majority of patients (80% adult and 77% paediatric) with Crohn’s disease saw an improvement following biological therapies.

National hip fracture database 2015

Published: 10 Sep 2015

The sixth National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) report reveals today that over 64,000 hip fracture injuries take place each year. This leads to the occupation of over 4,000 inpatient beds at any one time across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which equates to 1 in 40 of all NHS beds.

Head and neck cancer audit: large variances in survival rates reported

Published: 08 Sep 2015

The National Head and Neck Cancer Audit has found that the four year crude survival rate from the head and neck group of cancers ranged from over 60 per cent in patients diagnosed with cancer of the voice box (larynx) to only 33 per cent patients with cancer of the hypopharynx (the area where the larynx and oesophagus meet). The audit confirmed the link between improved survival rates and early diagnosis and treatment.

Medical and surgical outcome review programme: Sepsis report November launch details

Published: 08 Sep 2015

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) have been commission by HQIP to conduct a clinical outcome review programme on sepsis, a review of the process of care received by patients with known or suspected sepsis . The aim of this study is to identify and explore avoidable and remediable factors in the process of care for patients with known or suspected sepsis.

Medical and surgical outcome review programme: NCEPOD call for new topics

Published: 08 Sep 2015

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), which delivers the Medical and surgical outcome review programme is commissioned by HQIP on behalf of NHS England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to undertake the Medical & Surgical Clinical Outcome Programme.

Call for patient involvement case studies

Published: 08 Sep 2015

 

HQIP supports 6th annual junior doctors’ clinical audit competition

Published: 08 Sep 2015

HQIP is pleased to announce its third consecutive year of collaboration with the Clinical Audit Support Centre for the annual junior doctors 'clinical audit and quality improvement' competitions.