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HQIP supports 6th annual junior doctors’ clinical audit competition

Published: 08 Sep 2015

HQIP is pleased to announce its third consecutive year of collaboration with the Clinical Audit Support Centre for the annual junior doctors 'clinical audit and quality improvement' competitions.

HQIP awards Saving Faces contract to deliver National Head and Neck Cancer Audit

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Interim data collection guidance confirmed as part of transition to new supplier

Emergency medicine: data collection live for three Quality Accounts-listed audits

Published: 08 Sep 2015

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)is pleased to inform all clinical audit professionals that the data entry website for their 2015-16 national clinical audits will open tomorrow (Friday 31 July 2015).

Large rise in suicide among male mental health care patients, review programme report finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

There has been a 29% rise in suicide since 2006 among men under the care of mental health services in the UK, a report for the Mental health outcome review programme by The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) shows. The number of suicides in male patients has now reached 1,239 per year.

HQIP awards Royal College of Physicians contract to deliver National Lung Cancer Audit

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Today the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is pleased to announce it has awarded the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) the contract to deliver the National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA), for the forthcoming 3-5 years.

HQIP launches quality improvement methods guide

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Today sees the latest from HQIP's ongoing programme of free guidance publications with the launch of the Guide to quality improvement methods.

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.

Medical and surgical programme: half of patients with GI bleeds receive inadequate care, NCEPOD report finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

Someone suffers a gastrointestinal bleed every 6 minutes, yet half of hospitals are not fully equipped to treat these patients

Worrying shortfall in care for emergency bowel surgery patients, National Emergency Laparotomy Audit finds

Published: 08 Sep 2015

More patients die from emergency bowel surgery than from any type of high-risk planned surgery. A study published today has revealed that, despite the inherent risks of emergency bowel surgery, the care and resources provided do not match those generally provided for patients undergoing high-risk planned operations.