Clinical News

Updated HQIP Resources

Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:57

29 Feb 2012

HQIP's Quality Improvement and Development Team have recently revised several HQIP Guidance and Resources products. "All of our guidance is reviewed periodically and it is important that the resources continue to reflect some of the most recent changes in healthcare. For example, the statutory and mandatory requirements for clinical audit resource now includes information issued by the CQC on how they will use national clinical audit datasets in compiling risk profiles for registered healthcare providers" said Kate Godfrey, National Lead for Quality Improvement and Development. Download the updated materials from Updated Clinical Audit Resources.

HQIP announces results of 3rd UK IBD Audit

Monday, 27 February 2012 15:42

21 February 2012

Care for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) has improved across a wide range of measures, according to the third UK IBD Audit (carried out in 2010). A higher proportion of patients is seen by an IBD nurse specialist during their hospital stay, readmission rates have gone down, and mortality has halved since the first UK IBD Audit (in 2006). Despite these successes, there is still room for improvement, as outlined on UK IBD Audit report.

List of NCAs for inclusion in quality accounts

Monday, 27 February 2012 15:38

14 February 2012

The Department of Health has confirmed the list of national clinical audits (NCAs) for inclusion in Quality Accounts 2012/13. Full details are available on the HQIP website: Confirmed list.

IBD Biologics Audit and IBD Registry

Monday, 20 February 2012 10:59

The Biologics Audit

Almost half of UK IBD Audit sites have entered data into the biologics audit. Again I am most grateful to sites that have entered the data and I want to encourage those that have not. Firstly I would like to emphasise that this is a purely audit project and is not fulfilling the research aims of any group or individual. This is your data and we hope that by entering cases into the audit that you will get benefit from this.

We will be producing an interim national report on the biologics audit as part of the UK IBD Audit 3rd round which will be launched in June 2012 at the DDF meeting in Liverpool.

UK IBD Registry

The UK IBD Registry is currently being set up; Three areas of work are being progressed in between meetings of a full board containing representatives of all related professional groups:

  • Information Group developing the dataset and clinical benefits of the system
  • Governance Group looking into issues of confidentiality and consent
  • IT Group developing a specification and tender invitation

There has been regular communication with the other IBD projects, particularly the UK IBD Audit, and the importance of coordinating the development of the Registry with the current and next phase of the UK IBD Audit is recognised by everyone. The Registry system will be presented at DDF in June 2012 in Liverpool.

Drs Ian Arnott & Stuart Bloom

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