Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust held on 10 May 2016.Quality assurance (QA) aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access to

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme East Berkshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to the East Berkshire breast screening service held on 5 July 2017. Quality assurance (QA) aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access

Pulmonary rehabilitation: Beyond breathing better National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme: Outcomes from the clinical audit of pulmonary rehabilitation services in England 2015: National supplementary report 2017 – National COPD Audit Programme: pulmonary rehabilitation workstream

Supplementary report detailing the outcomes of the English cohort of patients included in the 2015 pulmonary rehabilitation clinical audit. The report provides key recommendations for patients, commissioners and ideas for future research. Healthcare staff should be aware of the association

Rising to the Challenge: Stroke care received between April 2016 to March 2017: The Fourth SSNAP Annual Report – Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme

Audit highlighting the improvements made in stroke care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the past four years. Using real world quality improvement  case studies, it outlines the different approaches taken by local teams to improve their stroke services

Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: Lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2013–15 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

This report, the fourth MBRRACE-UK annual report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity, includes surveillance data on women who died during or up to one year after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015 in the UK. In addition, it also includes

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes: Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 12 and 13 July 2017.  Identifies 11 high priority findings: resources for antenatal sonography should be reviewed to ensure that PHE requirements are met the Trust’s

Quality Assurance visit report: Liverpool and Wirral Bowel Cancer Screening Centre – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit for the bowel cancer screening programme in Liverpool and Wirral screening centre held on 9 June 2016. Identifies 2 high priority issues: current accommodation for the SSP and administration teams is not ideal and

Quality Assurance report Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Observations and recommendations from visit to One to One (NW) Ltd. – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit for the antenatal and newborn screening programmes in One to One (NW) Ltd held from 12 to 14 July 2016. The QA visit team observed that relationships with NHS providers in the locality were fragile. The

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Bolton – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in Bolton held on 8 May 2017. Finds 6 high priority findings: backfilled colonoscopy lists need more even distribution to enable all colonoscopists to achieve the minimum standard of 150 procedures per year the

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust held on 20 September 2016.  Identifies 18 high priority issues: Inability to track: antenatal cohort to ensure screening completed samples sent to external laboratories ultrasound scans at Queen

Quality Assurance visit to Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley held on 14 July 2016.  Found that: strategic planning is required particularly in relation to staffing, equipment replacement and accommodation. Current radiographic staffing levels are well below NHSBSP recommended

MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Confidential Enquiry: Term, singleton, intrapartum stillbirth and intrapartum-related neonatal death – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

Findings of the third perinatal confidential enquiry and focuses on term, singleton, intrapartum stillbirths and intrapartum-related neonatal deaths.  Since the last confidential enquiry into intrapartum stillbirths and intrapartum-related deaths in 1993-1995, overall stillbirth rates have reduced by just over a

The State Of Hospice Services In England: 2014 To 2017: Findings from CQC’s initial programme of comprehensive inspections of hospice services – Care Quality Commission

Finds that hospice care across England has the highest percentage of health and social care services that are rated outstanding (25 per cent), and a further 70 per cent are rated good. The inspections found that hospice leaders and frontline staff displayed

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Reducing agency spend through a collaborative mobile app – NHS Employers

Case study that details Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has maximised the take up of bank shifts through development of an innovative mobile app allowing clinicians to self select shifts.  Learn about how the app, Locum’s Nest, has saved the

Cuts, Closures and Contraception: An audit of local contraceptive services in England – Advisory Group on Contraception

Key findings are: 32%  of local authorities closed contraceptive services in 2016/17, a significant increase from 12 local authorities in 2015/16 (167%). Over a third of local authorities have reduced or plan to reduce the number of sites commissioned to deliver contraceptive services since 2015. Half of councils have cut spending on contraception

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit: Clinical report 2017: Based on births in NHS maternity services between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 – Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

10 Key findings: Fewer than half of pregnant women (47.3%) have a body mass index within the normal range. . The high level of maternal obesity has implications for maternity and neonatal service provision. Overall, 52.5% of women giving birth are aged 30

Each Baby Counts: 2015 Summary Report – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report providing a detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 and it identifies key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent