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RCP finds there is still room for improvement in use of high value COPD treatments in Wales

Published: 13 Dec 2017

A new report published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) finds that two thirds of Welsh Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients receive the flu jab – one of the most high value treatments to stop exacerbations of the disease.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation associated with lower hospital admission rates

Published: 12 Dec 2017

Today’s report from the Royal College of Physicians National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit Programme (COPD) reveals that people who complete a full pulmonary rehabilitation programme are much less likely to be admitted to hospital than those who did not.

Clinical Audit Heroes – 2017 Hall of Fame

Published: 23 Nov 2017

Who's your #AuditHero? To coincide with Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2017 we launched our second 'Clinical Audit Heroes' campaign - a celebration of the individuals making a positive difference using audit and quality improvement. Nominees can be a clinician, a patient volunteer, a paramedic, an audit manager - anyone whose actions have helped to improve patient care.

Prevention of inpatient falls has improved, but further change is needed

Published: 21 Nov 2017

The Royal College of Physicians National Audit for Inpatient Falls (NAIF) report shows that although prevention of inpatient falls across hospitals in England and Wales has improved slightly many patients are not receiving the required assessments which can help prevent falls in hospitals.

Survival rates for patients undergoing abdominal aortic surgery continue to improve

Published: 20 Nov 2017

The number of patients who die in hospital following an operation to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) continues to fall according to the National Vascular Registry 2017 annual report published today by the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (VSGBI) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). Of the just over 13,000 patients who had a planned operation to repair an aneurysm between 2014 and 2016, the proportion who died in hospital after surgery was 1.4%, which represents approximately 130 patients lives saved each year compared to figures published in 2012.

Sir Bruce Keogh’s statement on National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB)

Published: 20 Nov 2017

"Today we are launching a new way for Trusts in England to access National Clinical Audit data about their organisations.

National Clinical Audit Benchmarking launches: Trust-by-Trust results for six key audits

Published: 19 Nov 2017

Today (20 November 2017) sees the launch of National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) – an online portal which for the first time brings together trust-by-trust results for six key specialties set against individual national benchmarks.

HQIP QI Theatre: top clinical and QI names confirmed

Published: 10 Nov 2017

Just under two weeks to go and further high profile clinical and QI names have been confirmed for HQIP's QI Theatre at the 2017 Patient First conference on the 21 - 22 November. 

Largest ever maternity audit publishes report to help NHS services deliver improvements for women and babies

Published: 08 Nov 2017

New report and interactive portal provide data for clinicians, women and families, commissioners and policymakers to enable quality improvement The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) today publishes a major clinical report that identifies areas of good practice and opportunities for improvement in the care of women and babies in maternity services across Britain.

Children’s intensive care under increased pressure, although mortality remains low

Published: 02 Nov 2017

Paediatric intensive care units in the UK & Ireland were operating under increased pressure as they coped with rising numbers of patients and a lack of specialist nurses, according to the latest audit of services.

First speakers announced for QI Theatre 2017

Published: 23 Oct 2017

National Voices, Royal College of Physicians and representatives from NHS England’s Cancer Patient Experience Survey are among the first speakers named for this year’s HQIP-led Quality Improvement Theatre at Patient First 2017.

In Memoriam: Richard Driscoll, HQIP Chair

Published: 23 Oct 2017

In Memoriam: Richard Driscoll, Chair of HQIP Board of Trustees

Emergency bowel surgery: 300 lives saved and patients heading home 60 hours sooner, NELA finds

Published: 11 Oct 2017

Improvements in the care of patients before, during and after emergency bowel surgeries have reduced patients’ average hospital stay from 19.2 days in 2013 to 16.6 days in 2016, saving the NHS an estimated £30 million annually.

National Audit for Care at the End of Life (NACEL) contract has been awarded to the NHS Benchmarking Network

Published: 26 Sep 2017

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP ) is pleased to announce the National Audit for Care at the End of Life (NACEL) contract has been awarded to the NHS Benchmarking Network.

News: significant increase in joint replacement procedures with very impressive outcomes

Published: 22 Sep 2017

The orthopaedic joint replacement register for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man has published a new report today (Tuesday 19 September) which highlights a record number of procedures being performed. Read the report

NEWS: Neonatal care improving, but key measures show variation in care

Published: 21 Sep 2017

Royal College calls on units to share best practice to further improve care of preterm babies

Hip fracture care improving, but 40% patients still not receiving best practice care

Published: 15 Sep 2017

The ninth annual report from The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) shows that while more patients are receiving early surgery and surviving a hip fracture, two in five patients are not receiving all of the recommended elements of a hip fracture programme that represent ‘best practice’.

New figures demonstrate encouraging outcomes and process in the quality of interventional treatment of heart attacks in the UK

Published: 13 Sep 2017

The latest report from the National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) shows an increase from 26.9% to 80.5% in the use of a safer method of PCI (also called angioplasty, usually with stent insertion) between 2007 and 2015.

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