June’s eBulletin is now out!

Published: 01 Jul 2022

Welcome to the June 2022 round-up of clinical audit news, events and programmes from HQIP and other relevant healthcare organisations.



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NEW reports published in June

The following reports were published this month:


Maternity and children’s health:
You can find a full list of all published reports on our website.

Clinical Audit Heroes Awards winners announced!

Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2022 (#CAAW22) – a week-long campaign, run in collaboration with the National Quality Improvement (incl. Clinical Audit) Network (N-QI-CAN), that celebrates the benefits and impact of clinical audit – took place earlier this month (13-17 June).

The week was centred around the Clinical Audit Heroes awards which recognise, share and learn from the work taking place to improve the quality of healthcare for patients and users of services. The winners were announced at a series of lunch and learn events hosted by N-QI-CAN and invited to present their work. The sessions are available to watch back here.

So who were our winners?

Patient Safety Hero
Winner: The Critical Care Audit Team at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Commended: Corrine DaCosta, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Patient Advocate Hero: Whilst we received some excellent entries that involved patient engagement and advocacy, they were nominated across a range of categories. Therefore, we took the decision to award multiple winners in other categories, some of which contain a strong element of patient and carer engagement. Read the full update here.

Influencing Change Hero
Winner: Trauma Team at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Commended: Deborah Douglas, Clinical Fellow
Commended: PIMS-TS at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Health Inequalities Hero
Joint winner: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit
Joint winner: Maternity Cultural Transformation Team at Epsom and St Helier NHS University Trust

Future-proofing Healthcare Hero

Winner: Sustainable Respiratory Care Audit Team at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Commended: Enhanced Care and Support Team at Bolton Hospital NHS Trust

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Children and young people newsletter

Our second themed newsletter is now available, bringing you the latest reports from relevant audits, as well as key information from both HQIP and the sector on the topic of children and young people.

This edition includes:

  • Latest reports on asthma and Type 1 diabetes, as well as news of up-and-coming reports
  • Overview of relevant recent reports including Spotlight on Early Years
  • Case studies and resources to support patient engagement
  • Reports, resources and a blog from the sector on children and young people.

Read the full newsletter here.

National Clinical Audit Benchmarking: New data available

New performance data is now available on the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) portal on the following areas:

NCAB is an online portal providing access to national audit performance data benchmarked by speciality, Trust, hospital or unit. To find out about your provider’s benchmarked performance in a range of clinical areas, visit the NCAB website.

Changes to NICOR cardiac audits

On 24 June 2022, the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) audits, that were commissioned by HQIP (and hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust), transitioned to their new hosts NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit. Much of the NICOR cardiac audit work will continue as before, and we have been working with NHS England and Improvement, Barts and Arden & GEM to ensure the transition was smooth.

If you require any assistance on the progress of your data access application, please contact the NICOR data sharing inbox: [email protected] and copy in Arden & GEM: [email protected].

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Addendum to National Lung Cancer Audit Annual Report

The National Lung Cancer Audit Annual Report was published on 13 January 2022, but at that time, 2020 survival data were not available. These data have now become available and are presented and analysed in a one-page summary addendum and data spreadsheet that is now available and can be found on our website.

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Job opportunity: Devolved Nations Lead

We’re seeking a Devolved Nations Lead to join our team to develop and coordinate HQIP’s relationships, processes and approach to engaging with the Devolved Nations and Crown Dependencies of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

The successful candidate will work from home with occasional trips to London and possibly elsewhere within the UK. The role is full time (37.5 hours per week) and the salary is £45,000. Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 15 July.

Find out more on our website.

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