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



Hospices North East: Children and Young People
The nine independent hospices across North East England have formed a collaborative (Hospices North East, HNE) working together to enable collective description of the type and volume of services provided, and the patients and their families served. NEQOS were involved...

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Gram-negative infections and sepsis
There is an increase in the incidence of gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSIs) in the UK.  Healthcare-associated risk factors have been identified that increase the risk of infection and associated mortality. Current research is focused on identifying high-risk patients and improving the...

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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.