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



Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Dashboard: Trust Comparisons for NENC
Patients with Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) are important both in terms of their resource use and the outcomes for these patients.  There continues to be a national focus on sepsis and SOS due to its high mortality. This resource has...

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Cancer Patient Experience Survey Dashboards
The Cancer Patient Experience Survey analyses the experiences of cancer patients nationally. NEQOS have developed a dashboard allowing subscriber Trusts to compare results locally. The dashboard from NEQOS provides the opportunity to view areas of statistically significant  performance as compared...

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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.

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