Surveillance of healthcare data, information and policy and the provision of alerts on potential healthcare quality issues that need deeper investigation.
NEQOS Deputy Directory, Tony Roberts, presented at the national Learning from Deaths conference on 21 March. The event introduced a framework to help standardise and improve how NHS providers identify, report, investigate and learn from deaths.
National guidance on learning from deaths and a
Released quarterly, NEQOS epidemiologists interpret the raw data on hospital mortality and our analysts generate informative graphs to illustrate the figures, allowing trusts to understand patterns of mortality over time. The objective is to give providers and commissioners hospital mortality monitoring data and benchmarking to assist with assurance.
The Safety and quality dashboard (SQD) is an invaluable resource for identifying areas of concern as well as areas of better performance within the safety and quality domain.
NEQOS recognises the enormous impact that musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders have on health and healthcare and is working across a range of projects in this area. Liz Lingard is a member of the national MSK Health Data Group and ensures that our projects are supporting the national agenda.
NEQOS collates nationally published data on quality and safety in Mental Health trusts and produces a surveillance report utilising a wide range of selected indicators – highlighting areas of success as well as those which may require improvement.
This report helps organisations understand how local CCGs (and for a small number of indicators, Local Authorities and Trusts) are performing in relation to the national outcome goals set for the NHS in England by the Government. The report analyses and interprets these outcome indicators and highlights key areas where CCGs are excelling, as well as those where improvements may be required.