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NCDs and clinical audit: the start of true engagement?

Published: 24 Nov 2015

A blog from Professor Danny Keenan, HQIP medical director, following the monthly meeting of the National Clinical Directors

At risk sepsis patients suffer critical delays, NCEPOD report finds

Published: 23 Nov 2015

The latest National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) report – into sepsis, a common but life-threatening condition – shows 45% of patients who were admitted to hospital with no other obvious functional problems, either suffered from a disabling condition at discharge or died with sepsis.

 

Critical gaps in antenatal care identified in cases of term stillbirth

Published: 19 Nov 2015

 Report identifies critical gaps in antenatal care in cases of term stillbirth

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 the national diabetes audit reveals.

First Pulmonary Rehabilitation audit shows variation in care nationally

Published: 18 Nov 2015

First national audit shows that  pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes are providing treatment in line with guidelines and quality standards, however with some variations of care.

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

National neonatal audit finds 46% of premature babies not getting two-year developmental health check

 

Outcomes from paediatric intensive care remain good despite poor staffing ratios

Published: 03 Nov 2015

Mortality rates in children’s intensive care units remain very low, despite only 15% 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

National heart failure audit annual report for 2013/14 publishes today

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, today’s national clinical audit for inpatient falls 2015 report reveals serious deficiencies in care.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Audit: operational note on publication and data collection

Published: 29 Sep 2015

Important operational note for hospital staff on patient recruitment, data collection and report publication for the National Audit of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Report finds 64,000 hip fracture injuries annually occupy 4,000 inpatient beds at any one time across England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 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 widely.

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.