The annual National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) call for topics is now open and the deadline for submission is 17th September 2021.
They are looking for topics for the ‘Medical and Surgical’ programme and the ‘Child Health’ programme to start next year.
Topics for the Medical & Surgical Clinical Outcome Review Programme can be suggested by anyone who suspects there is a concern about the quality of care being provided to patients. The open call for topics ensures that all voices are heard, which may include policymakers, patients, health care professionals, and funding bodies. The confidential enquiry method used provides a systematic process of multidisciplinary review of all or a sample of defined cases occurring in a defined period of time. Comparisons of care are made against guidelines or best practice where guidelines have not been developed. The review aim is to assess the quality of care provided in each case so as to inform future practice and improvements in care which may make a difference to future outcomes.
Study proposals to NCEPOD should be in a topic relevant to the current clinical environment and should have the potential to contribute original work to the subject – please suggest topics that are different from recently published NCEPOD reports or add new learning to past reports.
More information can be found on their website, as well as the form for submission.