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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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’.
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.