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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.

Quality Accounts 2018/19: Audit providers asked to complete scoping survey to ensure eligibility

Published: 08 Sep 2017

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.

Call for presentation proposals: Quality Improvement Theatre at Patient First 2017

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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 extends emergency laparotomy audit contract with RCoA

Published: 09 Aug 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.

HQIP commissions British Society for Rheumatology to deliver three-year arthritis audit

Published: 09 Aug 2017

HQIP is delighted to to announce that the contract for the National Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit has been awarded to the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR). 

First National Maternal and Perinatal Audit publishes, covering care in England, Scotland and Wales

Published: 07 Aug 2017

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

NHS well equipped to deliver breast cancer care, but requires improvement for over 70s, new audit finds

Published: 14 Jul 2017

NHS services are well organised to deliver breast cancer care in line with national clinical guidelines.

National Paediatric Diabetes Audit: Admission rates remain the same despite overall improvements in care

Published: 13 Jul 2017

Admission rates for children and young people with diabetes have remained stable despite overall improvements in care, as shown in a clinical audit report published today.

Annual diabetes checks reduce mortality risk for people with diabetes

Published: 12 Jul 2017

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.

Admission rates for children and young people with diabetes have remained stable despite overall improvements in care, as shown in a clinical audit report published today

Published: 12 Jul 2017

Admission rates for children and young people with diabetes have remained stable despite overall improvements in care, as shown in a clinical audit report published today.

National clinical audits move to coordinated monthly publication

Published: 12 Jul 2017

Starting July 2017 the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) will move to one coordinated publication day per month, the second Thursday of each month.

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed

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