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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.

Sir Bruce Keogh’s statement on National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB)

Published: 20 Nov 2017

"Today we are launching a new way for Trusts in England to access National Clinical Audit data about their organisations.

National Clinical Audit Benchmarking launches: Trust-by-Trust results for six key audits

Published: 19 Nov 2017

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.

HQIP QI Theatre: top clinical and QI names confirmed

Published: 10 Nov 2017

Just under two weeks to go and further high profile clinical and QI names have been confirmed for HQIP's QI Theatre at the 2017 Patient First conference on the 21 - 22 November. 

Largest ever maternity audit publishes report to help NHS services deliver improvements for women and babies

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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.

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.

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