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National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome programme – Reporting

Published: 07 Nov 2018

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) commissions, on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government (the funders), the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP). This is a unique, world leading resource, designed by clinicians, commissioners and patients providing both quality assurance (QA) and quality improvement (QI) of the services that the NHS offers. QA has always been fundamental, and remains so, but as the programme matures, QI is becoming more important and HQIP are working with funders and clinicians to ensure that the programme maximises the QI opportunities. As the programme grows in stature, we are working to ensure delays are minimised, and that the multiple improvement messages get to those who are best placed to enact the recommendations. This is not a static process and both the funders and commissioners, plan to keep this process under constant review so that we and our patients get the most out of the programme yet have the results disseminated, and acted upon, as speedily as possible.

Member (Medical Director) appointment to the National Joint Registry Steering Committee (NJRSC)

Published: 02 Nov 2018

Timothy Wilton has been appointed as member (Medical Director) from 1st January 2019 for 3 years. The role will involve a time commitment of up to 2 days per week.

Epilepsy audit wins memorial award for outstanding patient involvement

Published: 11 Oct 2018

The winner of the 2018 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award was announced today (11 October 2018) at the annual Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) AGM in London.

Landmark report shows hospitals learning from deaths to improve patient care

Published: 08 Oct 2018

A landmark new report published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reveals how hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. The publication of Learning from Deaths by the National Quality Board (NQB) in March 2017 mandated all English trusts to conduct mortality reviews, a move supported by the NMCRR programme.1

Landmark report shows hospitals learning from deaths to improve patient care

Published: 05 Oct 2018

A landmark new report published today by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reveals how hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. The publication of Learning from Deaths by the National Quality Board (NQB) in March 2017 mandated all English trusts to conduct mortality reviews, a move supported by the NMCRR programme.

Quality Accounts 2019-20 : Audit providers advised to complete scoping survey to ensure eligibility

Published: 19 Sep 2018

Providers of national audits, clinical outcome review programmes and quality improvement projects who would like to be included in the 2019/20 Quality Accounts list are being advised to complete an NHS scoping survey by Friday 21 September.

Dates announced for 2018 Clinical Audit Week

Published: 02 May 2018

HQIP is delighted to announce the return of Clinical Audit Awareness (CAAW) week which this year takes place from the 19-23 November.

HQIP commissioned to deliver National Clinical Audit until 2021

Published: 19 Apr 2018

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is pleased to announce that it has been re-commissioned to deliver the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) for a further three year period on behalf of NHS England, the Welsh Government and other devolved nations.

New multi-nation initiative to improve care and outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD confirmed

Published: 10 Apr 2018

A new national clinical audit programme designed to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD has been commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) for the forthcoming 3-5 years. It will be delivered by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) across England, Scotland and Wales.

Prevalence of hypoglycaemic episodes declines in hospitals, according to diabetes inpatient audit

Published: 08 Mar 2018

The prevalence of all hypoglycaemic episodes in hospital, both mild and severe, has decreased from 26 per cent in 2011 to 20 per cent in 2016.

Diabetes control for children in England and Wales has ‘significantly improved’, finds latest NPDA report

Published: 28 Feb 2018

Latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) shows:

HQIP to support mental health and Clinical Audit Summit events

Published: 22 Dec 2017

HQIP is pleased to announce it will be supporting two major quality improvement events in 2018 – one focused on mental health and the second devoted to clinical audit and its role in driving QI – with discounted places available.

Data Protection: Compliance with new regulations required by spring 2018

Published: 20 Dec 2017

New data protection regulations will be introduced in spring 2018 with implications for UK data controllers and processors.

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.

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.

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