Scotland joins medical and surgical review programme

Published: 27 Aug 2015

HQIP is pleased to announce that from 1 April 2015, Scotland will join the Medical and Surgical Clinical Outcome Review Programme.

The Medical and Surgical Programme is one of four Clinical Outcome Review Programmes, previously known as Confidential Enquiries, designed to help assess the quality of healthcare, and stimulate improvement in safety and effectiveness by enabling clinicians, managers and policymakers to learn from adverse events and other relevant data.

The programme, delivered for HQIP by NCEPOD, aims to assist in maintaining and improving standards of medical and surgical care by reviewing the management of patients, through the use of national, topic-based, anonymised case note review and assessment of Trust organisational data.

Scottish participation and data collection for the programme commenced on 1 April 2015 with participation, where possible, in the mental health care in acute settings study, and then later in the year in the recently selected new topics – Non-invasive ventilation and Cancer in children.

“We are delighted to be able to join this programme which will provide clinicians in Scotland with valuable information to support them in improving care of their patients.  This is an exciting and valuable opportunity for Scotland to join this important programme of work” said Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, Scotland.