Joint HQIP and CQC report on maximising NCAPOP data for inspections and supporting hospital QI publishes

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Since May 2015, HQIP and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been working collaboratively on a new project aiming to increase utility of national clinical audit (NCA) data to drive quality improvement in health care. Central to the project is maximising accessibility and improving presentational format of NCA data to aid in CQC inspections of acute hospitals and mental health trusts.

Guided by consensus formed at the inaugural programme steering group meeting in May 2015, the first stage activity for the programme has been to have create a document to assist audit providers with the selection of ‘key’ national clinical audit metrics to optimise the CQC regulatory process and to support quality improvement measures at Trust level.

Download ‘Prioritisation of metrics from National Clinical Audits and Clinical Outcome Review Programmes’ >

Developed by HQIP Fellow Sid Sinha, in collaboration with clinical fellows seconded to CQC from the Faculty of Medical Leadership, the ‘Prioritisation of metrics’ document provides:

  • The background underpinning the collaborative venture between HQIP and the CQC
  • Practical guidance on the process of metric rationalisation

The document is primarily for audit providers but the content will be of interest to audit participants and professionals, commissioners and patients alike. Anyone interested in the programme of work or readers with questions or comments on the first output from this programme, please contact Sid Sinha at [email protected].