NHS Trusts

Reports and recommendations 

The schedule for NCAPOP reports is subject to alterations as the health system prioritises activity relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports will be published as soon as possible. Please note that all publication schedules are indicative and subject to change.

We publish dozens of clinical audit and outcome reports every year and each report contains multiple recommendations for improvement. To help NHS Trust Boards and commissioning organisations to maintain oversight of those reports for all areas of service delivery, we’ve created this single point of reference for those recommendations. Last update: 11 February 2021.

Report infographics are available to download from the report page linked in the recommendations document. Within this document, ‘column I’ denotes if a report contains an infographic for ease of reference.


Infographics are available to download on individual report pages linked in the recommendations document.

NCAPOP 9 month publication schedule

This Excel document is a regularly updated nine-month publication schedule for the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) – covering the National Clinical Audit Programme and also the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes.  Further information is available here.

Impact report

Every project within the NCAPOP has been established to address a clinical area (or areas) where healthcare improvement is required, and the common aim of each project is to have a positive impact on patient care. This compendium provides a summary of some of the key impacts the projects have had. Impact has been categorised into four categories: national; system; local and public. Further information is available here.

HQIP National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory

HQIP maintains the National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory to provide information on the National Clinical Audits and Enquiries that are in existence. The Directory is a useful tool in assisting healthcare providers with planning their audit activity each year. Further information is available here.

If you are unable to access these resources, please get in touch with us.