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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.
Providers of national audits, clinical outcome review programmes and quality improvement projects who would like to be included in the 2018/19 Quality Accounts list are being advised to complete an NHS scoping survey by Friday 22 September.
HQIP is inviting healthcare professionals with practical Quality Improvement experience to submit presentation proposals for this year’s QI Theatre, as part of the Patient First conference taking place between the 21 and 22 November 2017.
HQIP is delighted to announce that an audit led by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has been extended for a further three years. The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) is designed to improve patient outcomes following emergency bowel surgery. It is commissioned by HQIP as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme and is supported by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
A new report finds large increase in midwife-led units co-located with obstetric units, increasing birthplace choice for pregnant women - but also describes variation in availability of staff, facilities and services
In five-year age groups, ranging from 35-39 to 70-74, the mortality rate was half the rate for people with diabetes who had had the annual NICE-recommended checks consistently in the previous seven years compared to those that had not.
Treatment for heart failure patients in England and Wales continues to improve according to the latest National Heart Failure Audit, with more people receiving key tests and vital prescriptions and seeing specialist staff.
The first prospective National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit report on cataract surgery in England and Wales looked at 120,722 cataract operations undertaken between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 by 55 English and 1 Welsh NHS cataract surgical centres.
The latest Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) report, published today, contains information about the care provided to 85,000 people with heart attack by 13 ambulance services and 212 hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It demonstrates sustained high quality care in key indicators for heart attack patients, identifies areas for further improvement and continued vigilance, and also highlights the serious impact of smoking on the age of onset of heart attack.
Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015. A current Government ambition is to halve the rates of stillbirth and neonatal death in England by 2030. These findings indicate that things are moving in the right direction.