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National Clinical Audit and Patients' Outcomes Programme

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the National Clinical Audit and Patients' Outcomes Programme's (a) current and (b) future work programme is; and if he will make a statement. (212301)

The National Clinical Audit and Patients’ Outcomes Programme’s (NCAPOP) 2008-09 work programme, as at 21 April 2008, is as follows (this includes audits that are in development/pilot stage and those that are running):

Cancer

Bowel cancer;

Head and neck cancer;

National lung cancer audit;

Oesophago-gastric (stomach) cancer; and

Mastectomy and breast reconstruction.

Children

National Neonatal Audit Programme; and

Paediatric intensive care audit network.

Heart

Adult cardiac surgery;

Congenital heart disease;

Coronary interventions;

Myocardial infarction;

Cardiac ambulance services;

Heart rhythm management; and

Heart failure.

Long-term conditions

Diabetes;

Renal services; and

National Joint Registry.

Older people

Stroke: hospital services;

Carotid endarterectomy; and

Services for people who have fallen.

The full 2008-09 programme is shown in the following table.

A number of these audits will run into 2009-10 and beyond. Decisions on new audits will be taken in due course on advice from the National Clinical Audit Advisory Group and informed by the results of scoping studies.

NCAPOP 2008-09

As at: 21 April 2008

Scoping a possible audit

Tendering in progress

In development or piloting

Recruiting/running

Cancer

Bowel cancer (NBOCAP)

ACP/NCASP

Head and neck cancer (DAHNO)

BAHNO/NCASP

National lung cancer audit (NLCA)

RCP/NCASP

Oesophago-gastric (stomach) cancer

AUGIS/NCASP

Mastectomy and breast reconstruction

RCS/NCASP

Children

National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP)

RCPCH

Paediatric intensive care audit network (PICANet)

University of Leeds

Emergency care for the critically ill or injured child

RCPCH

Heart

Adult cardiac surgery

SCTS/NCASP

Congenital heart disease (including paediatric surgery)

SCTS/NCASP

Coronary interventions (eg angioplasty, opening up heart artery)

BCIS/NCASP

Myocardial infarction (MINAP) (heart attack)

UCLH/NCASP

Cardiac ambulance services (link to MINAP)

ASA/NCASP

Heart rhythm management (pacing/implantable defibrillators)

HRUK/NCASP

Heart failure

BSH/NCASP

Long-term conditions

Diabetes

NCD/NCASP

Renal services (vascular access; patient transport)

RA/NCASP

National Joint Registry (NJR)

BOA/Northgate

Asthma

RCP

Mental health

Dementia

RCPsychiat

Eating disorders

RCPsychiat

Psychological therapies

RCPsychiat

Older people

Stroke: hospital services

RCP

Carotid endarterectomy (UKCEA) (preventing stroke)

RCP/VSGBI

Services for people who have fallen

RCP

Stroke: patients’ pathway, focusing on primary care

Univ. Birm.

Dignity/‘Essence of care’ in hospital and other settings

RCNI

Notes:

ACP Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland, ASA Ambulance Services Association, AUGIS Association of Upper GI Surgeons, BAHNO British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, BCIS British Cardiac Intervention Society, BOA British Orthopaedic Association, BSH British Society for Heart Failure, HRUK Heart Rhythm UK, NCD National Clinical Director, NCASP National Clinical Audit Support Programme (part of Health and Social Care Information Centre, HSCIC), RA Renal Association, RCNI Royal College of Nursing Institute, RCP Royal College of Psychiatrists, RCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, RCPsychiat Royal College of Psychiatrists, SCTS Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLH University College Hospital London, Univ. Birm. University of Birmingham Department of Primary Care and General Practice, VSGBI Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.