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NHS: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the full set of quality measures for acute patient care as referred to on page 50 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432. (249154)

The assured menu of quality indicators for 2009-10 is being developed in line with the principles of co-production, clinical leadership, subsidiarity and system alignment, set out by David Nicholson in his letter of 5 August 2008.

Specifically, the assured menu of quality indicators for 2009-10 is being developed following a web-based survey run by the Information Centre for health and social care and on the basis of strategic health authority progress reports, requested in a letter to all NHS chief executives, medical directors and nursing directors sent by David Nicholson, Sir Bruce Keogh and Dame Christine Beasley on 18 November 2008. Draft of the assured menu will be shared with NHS colleagues before being presented to the National Quality Board at its first meeting in March 2009 and published following this.