Latest news: October eBulletin

Published: 26 Oct 2023

Welcome to the October 2023 round-up of clinical audit news, events and programmes from HQIP and other relevant healthcare organisations.


  • NEW resources published
  • HQIP ‘Directory’
  • National Joint Registry 20th Annual Report
  • National Joint Registry at British Orthopaedic Association Congress
  • NEW benchmarking data available – National Prostate Cancer Audit
  • Tender: National Audit of Eating Disorders
  • Join our Service User Network


NEW resources published

The following resources have been published on our website this month:

A full list of all published reports can be found on the Reports section of our website.

HQIP ‘Directory’

The HQIP ‘Directory’ is a guidance document that collates high level information supplied by the teams that manage national audit and quality improvement programmes. It is a tool/resource designed to assist healthcare service providers in planning their audit activity each year. It is refreshed regularly and includes:

  • NCAPOP projects (commissioned by HQIP) – including links to dynamic reporting resources
  • Projects included in the NHS England Quality Accounts List (and operated by other organisations)
  • Other national quality improvement projects operated by other organisations.

Further information on the HQIP ‘Directory’.

National Joint Registry 20th annual report

The National Joint Registry (NJR) has released its annual report. This year 2023-24, the NJR celebrates its 20th anniversary. The NJR began capturing hip and knee data in 2003 across England and Wales, and expanded to incorporate ankle, elbow and shoulder joints  and the geographic areas of Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey. Representing a great number of patients, the NJR now has over 3.7 million records and is the largest orthopaedic registry in the world.

You can view the report here.

National Joint Registry at British Orthopaedic Association Congress

Liverpool, September 2023

Deirdra Taylor, National Joint Registry (NJR) 

“Each year the NJR launches our Annual Report at the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Congress event, which is attended by over 2,000 surgeon members. This year the programme was created around the theme of Sustainable Systems, with three days of lectures, debates and discussions, demonstrations and exhibition features. Our report is always launched within our own scheduled 90-minute plenary programme of NJR presentations, this year on day two, which addresses key areas of our work each year, as well as the highlights and key messages of the report”

Read this blog in full, here.


NEW benchmarking data available

Data from the National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA) is the latest dataset to be published on the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) website.

This data was updated on NCAB 12 October 2023 from the NPCA 2022 report published January 2023 covering data from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The dataset can be found, here.

For all datasets currently published, go to the NCAB site.

Tender: National Audit of Eating Disorders

Applications closing date: 15 Nov 2023 12:00

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is seeking to commission an organisation that will support the delivery of the National Audit of Eating Disorders (NAED).

The programme will initially be delivered for NHS-funded care in England, but may later extend to include Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Isle of Man Guernsey and other Devolved Nations/ Crown Dependencies.

Further details can be found on the tenders webpage.

Join our Service User Network

It is now easier than ever – and without the need for a fixed commitment – to join our Service User Network (SUN); and we are seeking those with lived experience as patients and carers to sign up to receive regular newsletters about involvement opportunities and updates on local and national engagement activity.

Opportunities will include: inputting into the development of what an HQIP commissioned programme should look like; new project proposals; specific patient advocate positions on national audits; resource reviews and many others.

Please read more about HQIP’s SUN here and complete this form to get involved.

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