NEQOS works closely with the AHSN NENC to produce strategically and operationally important insights into the health status of the region and the healthcare system. The three main outputs of this are:
The outcome measurement framework
The design and production of measures to support the Programme Leads to identify priorities and evaluate the impact of initiatives with respect to improvement in quality or clinical variation. This is an important piece of work as the framework produced across each programme will ultimately:
- Provide objective evidence of the current major strengths and challenges for the AHSN NENC in terms of population health and healthcare;
- Enable the AHSN NENC to objectively monitor changes (improvements) in the region’s population health and healthcare processes/outcomes; and,
- Enable the AHSN NENC to monitor and evaluate the impact of its initiatives (measure success).
The health and healthcare surveillance report
This report has been developed to support those involved in healthcare in understanding the main challenges across the region. It highlights strong healthcare in the face of social and economic challenges. This has stimulated considerable interest in the public health needs in the region. The report can be downloaded directly from the AHSN NENC website.
Production of a measurement framework for Patient Safety
NEQOS delivered a baseline measurement for the Patient Safety Collaborative during 2014/15, and is actively working with other key stakeholders across the region to work towards developing standard metrics that are acceptable to providers and commissioners for driving and monitoring safety and quality improvement initiatives.