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Clinical Audit

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what priorities he has set for the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCOPOP) for the delivery of clinical audits; and what oversight arrangements are in place to ensure those priorities are delivered effectively.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what oversight arrangements are in place to ensure that the work of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme is delivered effectively.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what level of funding has been allocated to the work of (a) the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme and (b) the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme in (i) financial year 2019-20 and (ii) each of the previous three financial years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical and health audits are carried out or maintained through (a) the Healthcare Quality Improvement Programme and (b) the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) is made up of a number of funding streams comprising over 30 topics and aim to mirror the priority areas set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The National Quality Board (NQB) established an NQB NCAPOP Partners Group, with representation from NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Education England, amongst others, to ensure the NCAPOP portfolio continues to support the priorities of the wider National Health Service.

NCAPOP audits are commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which manages the programme on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement. In addition, NHS England and NHS Improvement have contractual accountability meetings to review the Key Performance indicators associated with the NCAPOP contract.

The following expenditure was provided for NCAPOP in recent years:

- 2016/17; £16.9 million;

- 2017/18; £16.9 million;

- 2018/19; £15.8 million; and

- 2019/20; £15.6 million.

Clinical audits delivered under the NCAPOP portfolio can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/a-z-of-nca/#.XAlJvcK7KUk

NCAPOP outcome review of delivered work can be found at the following link:

https://www.hqip.org.uk/clinical-outcome-review-programmes/#.XiseTmC7JPY

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