Projects that provide independent analysis and interpretation of various types of patient safety data (for example, healthcare acquired infections, falls, venous thromboembolism, never events, serious untoward incidents etc.). Also, measurement support to Trust projects that are taking action as a result of the findings from previous NEQOS safety reports.
The NEQOS Safety Thermometer tool allows Trusts to compare themselves against their peers (for improvement purposes only) as well as to undertake internal comparisons across different service areas within the Trust. NEQOS can also produce posters that summarise ward and/or service area findings and can be used by the Trust to feedback to front-line staff in these areas.
This project began in 2014 analysing and reporting data on patients with community acquired pneumonia in three north east Trusts, with the aim of supporting improvements in care for these patients, and demonstrates the successful collaboration between north east Foundation Trusts, NEQOS, the AHSN, NHS England and Clarity Informatics.
A six monthly report produced by NEQOS on the reporting of incidents affecting patient safety in subscribing mental health organisations.