The North East Quality Observatory Service (NEQOS) provides quality measurement for NHS organisations (both providers and commissioners)

NEQOS leads on the measurement programmes for the Academic Health Science Network in North East and North Cumbria.

NEQOS services are delivered by clinical epidemiological expertise combined with high level analytical skills.

NEQOS has Service Level Agreements (SLA) with subscribers, which provide core projects and services as well as tailored bespoke projects.

NEQOS is also commissioned to deliver for specific quality measurement projects.

NEQOS is managed under a joint agreement between Northumberland Tyne and Wear and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts.

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Back pain profiles now available
These back pain profiles contain health intelligence produced by NEQOS to support the implementation of the national pathfinder project to provide better pathways of care for people with low back and radicular pain. The NHS England Pathfinder Projects were established...

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What’s on the horizon? (Aug 2016)
Published monthly, the NEQOS Horizon Scanner has recently been distributed to subscribing organisations. This month’s focus is on reducing fragility fractures and the national cancer patient experience survey (2015) together with links  to upcoming audits and other articles of interest. If your...

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NEQOS drives the quality agenda by making information and data available to allow front-line quality improvements in six key areas:


We view our clients as partners and work collaboratively with them to achieve better knowledge, better care and better outcomes.

To find out more about who we work with and how you can commission work from us go to read more.