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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

More patients than ever surviving heart failure following key improvements, audit finds

Published: 11 Jul 2017

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.

New report shows a majority of cataract surgery centres are delivering high quality care for patients in England and Wales

Published: 11 Jul 2017

 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.

Suicide in children and young people linked to bereavement, new report finds

Published: 06 Jul 2017

National suicide study also calls for better support for students, internet safety and services for children who self-harm.

Further evidence of effective treatment for Heart Attack

Published: 27 Jun 2017

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.

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target

Published: 22 Jun 2017

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.

Health Foundation announces research funding for advancing development of national clinical audits and registries

Published: 16 May 2017

HQIP would like to draw your attention to an exciting open research funding call announced by the Health Foundation on 10 May 2017, for its Insight 2017 programme:

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