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December 2023

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Welcome to the latest round-up of clinical audit and programme news, events and updates from HQIP and other relevant healthcare organisations. 


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New resources published


The following NEW resources have been published this month:

A full list of all published reports can be found on the Reports section of our website.  

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Article - 20 Years of the National Joint Registry: who benefits?


The following article was recently published in the BOA’s Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics. We will be featuring all three parts in issues of our eBulletin.


Part one: patients and hospitals

The National Joint Registry (NJR) was founded in 2002, and started collecting data to monitor the performance of hip and knee replacement surgery in England and Wales in 2003. Since then, they have expanded both their scope of joints and territories covered. In a three-part series, they describe the value of the NJR, its data resource and its outputs to key stakeholders. In this first part, they focus on the benefits of the NJR to patients and hospitals; in part two, they outline the benefits to surgeons and implant suppliers; and in part three, they describe the benefits to service commissioners, regulators and policymakers, and the broader benefits to society (including research and innovation).


Read part one in full here.

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Article: Patient and Public Engagement in practice 


Each month we will feature an article from the 2024 edition of CORNERSTONE, HQIP’s FREE publication designed to support Quality Improvement (QI) in health and care. This month, an article on Patient and Public Engagement in practice...


There are many well-documented reasons as to why it’s important to work with the people and communities we serve, not least improved health outcomes. But these benefits apply to both care-givers and -receivers alike. Kim Rezel, Head of Patient and Carer Engagement at the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), talks to both the staff and volunteers from the two winning projects of the Patient and Public Involvement category of the 2023 Clinical Audit Heroes Awards (Epilepsy12 and Side-by-Side) about their experiences of effective patient engagement, in the hope that others may be inspired to think about how they could include patients and carers in their projects…


Read this article in full on page 4 of CORNERSTONE here

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Job opportunity: Project Manager HQIP


Closing date: 2 Jan 2024 09:00


Are you seeking a new challenge to help drive improvement in patient outcomes? Would you value an opportunity to develop your skills in a project-based role? If yes, then we would love to hear from you.


We manage NHS clinical healthcare work programmes on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations. This includes the National Clinical Audit & Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) which consists of over forty national improvement projects. We are a small, friendly team working in a fast-paced environment, and we are seeking Project Manager to support this work. 


Location: HQIP is a homeworking organisation with excellent IT support. Travel into central London is required on an occasional basis for scheduled corporate activity.


Salary: Band D (£33,575 to £45,425), salary circa £35,000-38,000 depending upon experience.


Details: Full time (37.5 hours per week), permanent contract.


For more information, and a full job description, go to the Work for us page on the HQIP website.

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Case study: Influencing organisational change


Amy Baker, Patient Outcomes Manager, and the Patient Outcomes Team at Cambridge University Hospitals was a winner in the Influencing Organisational Change category of the 2023 Clinical Audit Heroes Awards (run as part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week). One of five categories in 2023, this category recognises clinical audits and projects that have supported meaningful change at Board or other senior management level...


The team was recognised for designing and populating a National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) database, to record whether clinical teams have performed better, worse or similarly to the national average performance for all important clinical outcome measures. Presented as a dashboard with charts, this allows the hospital’s teams to easily compare and learn from peers across the country.


Read the case study in full here.

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HQIP festive closure


We wish you all a happy and restful festive season. Please note that HQIP will be closed from 25th December to 1st January (inclusive), and will reopen at 9am on the 2nd January 2024.

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