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.


NEQOS supports NICE as its National Collaborating Centre for Indicator Development



Can interactive data visualisation help clinicians improve the quality of care?
NEQOS are currently interviewing clinicians in four subscribing Trusts as part of their Health Foundation-funded Advancing Analytical Capability project titled ‘Can interactive data visualisation help clinicians improve the quality of care?’ We will be running an event in May to...

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Maternity Survey Patient Experience Dashboards
Subscribers to NEQOS have received the latest patient experience improvement dashboard, focussing on the National Maternity Services Survey. This dashboard is the final in a series of three, analysing patient experience, based on national surveys: 1 Adult Inpatient Survey –...

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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.