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CQC inspection of University Hospital Birmingham NHS foundation trust (UHB) – HQIP statement

Published: 03 Mar 2016

A comment from HQIP regarding the CQC inspection of University Hospital Birmingham NHS foundation trust (UHB)

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Procurement Framework Agreement

Published: 03 Mar 2016

HQIP currently commissions several national audits and clinical outcome review programmes operating in the clinical areas of maternity services, perinatal services, and child health. At present, these programmes are commissioned as separate contracts and there is limited scope for systematic overview or alignment, and support for collaborative working.

HQIP associate director joins UCLPartners Improvement Fellows Programme

Published: 29 Feb 2016

Yvonne Silove, HQIP’s associate director for quality and improvement, selected for first cohort of the UCLPartners Improvement Fellows programme

Royal College of Physicians awarded pioneering national Mortality Case Record Review Programme

Published: 16 Feb 2016

HQIP awards contract to deliver the first ever national Mortality Case Record Review Programme to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

COPD 2015 report: Rehabilitation delivers benefits but too many patients missing out

Published: 10 Feb 2016

The National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Report reveals substantial health benefits received by patients who complete PR treatment yet many patients are not being referred, and many patients (40%) find it difficult to complete the PR programme.

COPD 2015 pulmonary rehab report finds many patients not referred or completing programmes

Published: 10 Feb 2016

COPD Audit Programme’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Report reveals substantial benefits for patients who complete treatment yet many not being referred, and many find it difficult to complete programmes.


Increase in patients meeting blood pressure targets, NDA finds

Published: 27 Jan 2016

Latest National Diabetes Audit also highlights wide regional variation in care and treatment.

First rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis audit: two thirds of patients wait too long for specialist assessment

Published: 22 Jan 2016

Report finds that patients in England and Wales are experiencing waiting times, which fall outside of the recommended guidelines and standards

Clinical Audit for Improvement conference speakers announced

Published: 15 Jan 2016

We are pleased to confirm a number of staff who will be speaking at this year’s Clinical Audit for Improvement conference (CAI) on Tuesday 8 March.

Clinical Audit for Improvement 2016: 30% discount for eBulletin subscribers

Published: 17 Dec 2015

HQIP is pleased to announce a delegate discount of more than 30% for eBulletin subscribers for March 2016’s Clinical Audit for Improvement Conference in London as part of our formal support for the event

OGC audit 2015: more dysplasia patients should undergo pioneering treatment

Published: 17 Dec 2015

A quarter of patients found to have abnormal cells in their food pipe are not undergoing pioneering treatment which could prevent them from developing cancer,  the National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit 2015 warns

First mortality surveillance report published for trusts and health boards

Published: 15 Dec 2015

MBRRACE-UK has published the first perinatal mortality surveillance report for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK. This is a Supplement to the MBRRACE?UK perinatal mortality surveillance report for births.

New data shows increasing survival rates for bowel cancer surgery patients

Published: 14 Dec 2015

Number of people surviving bowel cancer following major surgery has increased significantly, report finds.

NHFD report urges commissioners to question how long patients with hip fractures remain in rehabilitation

Published: 09 Dec 2015

The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) commissioners’ report highlights today, that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England should question the length of stay for rehabilitation beds they commission in community hospitals and care homes for hip fracture, and other conditions affecting older people because NHS information systems are not reliably recording this information.  

Specialist rehabilitation audit reports good early progress

Published: 08 Dec 2015

The National Clinical Audit of Specialist Rehabilitation for Patients with Complex Needs Following Major Injury has reported an enthusiastic reception since launching earlier this summer.

UK study calls for improvements in perinatal mental health-care

Published: 07 Dec 2015

A UK-wide study of pregnancy-related deaths in women has found that while overall numbers are falling, some women could receive better care, particularly in relation to their mental health.


Sentinel stroke report reveals improvements but further progress in stroke care is needed

Published: 01 Dec 2015

The second annual SSNAP report reveals today that despite steady progress in stroke care, further work needs to be done to ensure that patients have access to key interventions and assessments when they are admitted to hospital.

Stroke: Targets missed for 40% of patients on hospital discharge

Published: 01 Dec 2015

In one of two reports published today the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP)  launches its first audit report on the organisation of care for stroke survivors once they leave hospital.

Lung cancer: surgery rates static despite recommendations

Published: 01 Dec 2015

The 11th annual report of the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), reveals that despite significant progress in lung cancer care during the first 5 years of the audit, there have been no significant improvements since then.




Prostate cancer audit reports large rise in curative treatments

Published: 27 Nov 2015

National Prostate Cancer Audit 2015 annual report finds men with locally advanced prostate cancer increasingly offered radical treatments