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



Tony Roberts is the new NEQOS Director
NEQOS has a new Director! We are pleased to announce that Tony Roberts recently started in post following the retirement of our former Director, Paula Whitty. Tony has been with us since 2010, and previously held the position of Deputy...

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NEQOS Awarded 3 Year Contract by NICE
For the past 5 years, NEQOS has been supporting NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as its National Collaborating Centre for Indicator Development (NCCID) working on a number of areas of work including indicator development and piloting and...

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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.