National Confidential Enquiry Into Patient Outcome And Death: Themes and Recommendations Common To All Hospital Specialties – NCEPOD

The purpose of this report is to look at the recommendations within a set of chosen themes observed across these reports, and to bring these together into a set of general recommendations. To extract the common themes for this report,

Improving children and young people’s mental health services – National Audit Office

This report forms part of The National Audit Office’s wider programme of work on mental health, following their 2016 report Mental health services: preparations for access and our 2017 report Mental health in prisons. It examines whether the government is on track to meet

Advance care planning in general practice – does policy match reality?: Findings from a Freedom of Information request to Clinical Commissioning Groups – Compassion in Dying

Compassion in Dying report that report that used Freedom of Information requests to reveal a mismatch between Clinical Commissioning Group policies and the reality faced by patients. Patients report doctors being ill-equipped to support them to plan ahead for their future care

Regulating the duty of candour: Requires Improvement: A report by Action against Medical Accidents on CQC inspection reports and regulation of the duty of candour – Action against Medical Accidents

Report into the opearation of the Care Quality Commission with regard to the duty of candour. It finds: The CQC has used its statutory enforcement powers 108 times against providers who were not fully compliant with the duty of candour

National Mortality Case Record Review: Annual Report 2018 – Royal College of Physicians

This report demonstrating that hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. It cites a number of case studies where the structured judgement review process has made positive contributions to improving

Quality Matters: a summary of year one outputs – Department of Health and Social Care

A summary of what has been achieved by partners in the adult social care sector one year on from the launch of the Quality Matters action plan.

NHS review of winter 2017/18 – NHS Improvement

Reviews NHS performance during the 2017/18 winter period to help better understand the issues and pressure the service dealt with on a daily basis, and to contribute to planning for the 2018/19 winter period. Finds: 2017/18 saw the worst flu outbreak

TIIG Lancashire Themed Report: Road Traffic Collisions across Lancashire (January 2012 to December 2013) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This is the third report of the 2013/14 work programme for the Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) pan-Lancashire project. One of the Public Health Outcomes Framework indicators reported a rate of 54.1 casualties per 100,000 resident population killed or

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: NHS Cervical Screening Programme The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust cervical screening service held on 2, 8, 9 and 12 June 2017. The QA visit team identified 14 high priority findings

Screening quality assurance visit report: NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit of the Lincolnshire AAA screening service held on 25 January 2018. The QA visit team identified 4 high priority findings as summarised below: The role of ultrasound lead

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: NHS diabetic eye screening programme Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance visit of the North Mersey diabetic eye screening service 18 January 2018. The QA visit team identified 3 high priority findings: a screening backlog in Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust lack

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: NHS cervical screening programme The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality-assurance (QA) visit of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust screening service held on 25 January 2018. The QA visit team identified 9 high priority findings which related to 3 main themes: governance,

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: NHS cervical screening programme Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance visit of the Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust screening service held on 16 November 2017. The QA visit team identified several areas of practice for sharing, including: hospital-based programme co-ordinator focused on

Avoidable Mortality in Cumbria: A Review of 73 Fatal Road Traffic Collisions – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report presents a retrospective review of 73 fatal road traffic collisions (RTCs) which occurred in Cumbria between 2012 and 2014, resulting in 78 deaths.  The data was compiled from collision investigation reports produced by Cumbria Constabulary’s Collision Investigation Unit. 

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 31 January 2018. The QA visit identified 1 high priority finding: There was no evidence of a neonatal death notification policy across ANNB screening programmes. The

National Ophthalmology Database Audit: Year 3 Annual Report – The Second Prospective Report of the National Ophthalmology Database Audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) cataract audit to report on all NHS funded cataract surgery in England and Wales. Included in this second prospective report are operations undertaken between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. For comparisons with results from the first year of

National Bowel Cancer Audit: The feasibility of reporting Patient Reported Outcome Measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

A feasibility study linking the NHS England National Cancer PROM’s to the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) data to establish the feasibility of the PROMs as part of the national clinical audit. This was assessed according to: the characteristics of

Assessment of delirium in hospital for people with dementia: Spotlight audit 2017–2018 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

The National Audit of Dementia (care in general hospitals) (NAD) examines aspects of care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. In addition, NAD provides national and local reports to support hospitals to identify areas

Remote ECG interpretation consultancy services for cardiovascular disease: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB152] – NICE

The technologies described in this briefing are remote electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation consultancy services. They are used for assisting in diagnosing and decision-making for people with cardiovascular disease. The innovative aspects are that with remote ECG interpretation, a person does not need to travel

Screening Quality Assurance Visit Report: NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme West London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit of West London Bowel Cancer Screening Programme held on 2 November 2017. Finds the West London bowel cancer screening programme is well supported by the director of screening