Clinical News

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.

Clinical Coding & Schedule Development Group

Thursday, 26 January 2012 17:29

The CCSD website has been updated with January's amendments.

Bowel Cancer Symptom Awareness Campaign 2012

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 14:20

The BSG has been actively engaged with the Department of Health around preparations for the forthcoming bowel cancer symptom awareness campaign that will begin at the end of January 2012 in England.

As a result of these discussions the BSG is urging members to actively engage their Trust Chief Executives to ensure appropriate preparation is undertaken locally for the short term uplift in demand from the campaign as well as for the projected 15% year on year increases in endoscopy demand over the next five years.

The joint letter with the ACPGBI has been co-signed by the National Cancer Director, Professor Sir Mike Richards.

The text of the letter is set out below:

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