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National NCAPOP Audits- Why we participate?

The Clinical Audit and NICE Team have been working tirelessly to submit cases for the National audits that NELFT are assigned to participate in. The team have been working alongside our clinicians and collectively working on delivering on all the NCAPOP audits that NELFT are signed up to participate in. So far, the CA team have submitted over 1200 cases and this figure continues to rise as part of the submission from the various national audits listed for participation and completed.
What are NCAPOP audits?

  • The National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) are audits commissioned by NHS England and comprises of more than 30 national audits related to some of the most commonly occurring conditions.
  •  Health Care Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is responsible for managing and commissioning the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) on behalf of NHS England.  
  • The NCAPOP audits feed into the Quality Accounts and provides content for the written report which NHS providers are required to publish each year. Copies of the Quality account reports can be found here (add link)

So why do we participate in national audits and what are the benefits?
The data is collected and supplied by the different NHS providers to help create and provide a national picture of care standards for specific conditions. On a local level NCAPOP audits provide Trusts with individual benchmarked reports on their compliance and performance feeding back comparative findings to help participants identify improvements for patients.