Clinical News

HQIP announces transparency strategy

Monday, 30 January 2012 11:56

26 January 2012

HQIP announced a strategy for meeting the government's transparency agenda regarding the process and outcomes of clinical audits. Rigorous new guidelines have been developed for carrying out NCAPOP audits, to enable lay individuals to access and understand audit results. Reporting will be at Trust level in most cases but may be more granular - as far as members of clinical teams. To support this level of reporting, HQIP will launch a search portal for audit participation and case ascertainment, and a feedback system for NHS staff to highlight potential areas of improvement for ongoing audits.

HQIP announces membership of Independent Advisory Group

Monday, 30 January 2012 11:47

25 January 2012

HQIP has announced the membership of the Independent Advisory Group for the four Clinical Outcome Review Programmes (medical and surgical, mental health, child health, and maternal, infant and perinatal). Full details are available on the HQIP website: Announcement

NHS Future Forum emphasises clinical audit

Monday, 30 January 2012 11:21

23 January 2012

In its recent report to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, the NHS Future Forum recommended clinical audit as a crucial part of a patient-centred healthcare system. It suggested that, as well as measuring safety and efficacy outcomes, national clinical audits should measure patient-reported experiences of care as an essential part of patients' journey through the care system.

Download the full report: NHS Future Forum Summary report - second phase

DH announces subscription funding for 9 national clinical audits

Monday, 30 January 2012 10:46

19 January 2012

From April 2012, NHS and Foundation Trusts providing services related to the bowel cancer and oesophageal cancer audits will be required to contribute to their costs. These two NCAs are among nine for which subscriptions will be collected by HQIP in the second quarter of 2012/13. Each NHS provider organisation will pay £2.1k for bowel cancer NCA services and £2.7k for oesophageal cancer NCA services.

HQIP, who manage and commission audits through the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme, will write to NHS providers in the first quarter of 2012/13 with further information about how the process will work.

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