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



Lymphoedemas care in hospices paper published
A study evaluating the type and cost of clinical services delivered for patients with lymphoedema whilst in hospice care has recently been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). This work was designed by NEQOS, who specified the dataset and...

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AHSN Population Health & Healthcare Surveillance Report March 2019
The AHSN North East and North Cumbria Population Health and Healthcare Surveillance Report, developed by the North East Quality Observatory Service (NEQOS), supports those involved in healthcare in understanding the main challenges across the North East and North Cumbria region. Click on...

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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.