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HQIP awards Saving Faces contract to deliver National Head and Neck Cancer Audit

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Interim data collection guidance confirmed as part of transition to new supplier

Emergency medicine: data collection live for three Quality Accounts-listed audits

Published: 08 Sep 2015

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)is pleased to inform all clinical audit professionals that the data entry website for their 2015-16 national clinical audits will open tomorrow (Friday 31 July 2015).

Large rise in suicide among male mental health care patients, review programme report finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

There has been a 29% rise in suicide since 2006 among men under the care of mental health services in the UK, a report for the Mental health outcome review programme by The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) shows. The number of suicides in male patients has now reached 1,239 per year.

HQIP awards Royal College of Physicians contract to deliver National Lung Cancer Audit

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Today the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is pleased to announce it has awarded the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) the contract to deliver the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), for the forthcoming 3-5 years.

HQIP launches quality improvement methods guide

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Today sees the latest from HQIP's ongoing programme of free guidance publications with the launch of the Guide to quality improvement methods.

Joint HQIP and CQC report on maximising NCAPOP data for inspections and supporting hospital QI publishes

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Since May 2015, HQIP and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been working collaboratively on a new project aiming to increase utility of national clinical audit (NCA) data to drive quality improvement in health care. Central to the project is maximising accessibility and improving presentational format of NCA data to aid in CQC inspections of acute hospitals and mental health trusts.

Medical and surgical programme: half of patients with GI bleeds receive inadequate care, NCEPOD report finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Someone suffers a gastrointestinal bleed every 6 minutes, yet half of hospitals are not fully equipped to treat these patients

Worrying shortfall in care for emergency bowel surgery patients, National Emergency Laparotomy Audit finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

More patients die from emergency bowel surgery than from any type of high-risk planned surgery. A study published today has revealed that, despite the inherent risks of emergency bowel surgery, the care and resources provided do not match those generally provided for patients undergoing high-risk planned operations.

Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme launches first report into post-hospital stroke care

Published: 08 Sep 2015

The Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) for the first time today, launches an audit report on the organisation of care for stroke patients once they have left hospital. The audit covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and includes care in community hospitals, care homes and in the patients' own home.

National congenital heart disease audit reveals 30-day surgery survival rates

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Data published today by the National Congenital Heart Disease Audit (NCHDA) shows that 22,719 congenital heart operations and transcatheter interventional procedures were performed across 34 centres, including all 14 specialist paediatric units, between 2011 and 2014 in the UK and Republic of Ireland. No hospital had excess mortality for paediatric surgery within the reporting period as assessed by using the PRAiS risk adjustment model.

Chronic kidney disease audit pilot: just 50% of CKD patients correctly coded, report finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Pilot report reveals only 50% of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are being appropriately coded

Mental health outcome review programme team ‘highly commended’ in university awards

Published: 08 Sep 2015

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide (NCISH) team, which delivers the Mental health outcome review programme for HQIP, has been ‘highly commended’ at the Manchester University's Making a Difference Awards in the Outstanding Benefit to Society Through Research category.

Scotland joins medical and surgical review programme

Published: 27 Aug 2015

HQIP is pleased to announce that from 1 April 2015, Scotland will join the Medical and Surgical Clinical Outcome Review Programme.

Tender for national maternity and perinatal clinical audit

Published: 27 Aug 2015

Page published: 14 April 2015 and updated 12 May 2015

Quality accounts 2015/16 update

Published: 27 Aug 2015