Skip to content

An Overview of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership

October 9, 2013

Dr. Paul Barach fulfills duties as a guest professor at the University of Stavanger in Norway. In addition to his other academic appointments, Paul Barach, MD, MPH, serves as a consultant to the United Kingdom’s National Health Services’ Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) agency and NHS England.

Led by the Royal College of Nursing, National Voices, and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the HQIP was established in 2008, strives to promote quality health care via clinical audits, and manages the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme that evaluates and audits clinics and practices to ensure that they are meeting standards and providing quality care in the fields of general medicine, mental health, and surgery. The organization recently added social care to its areas of quality promotion.

The HQIP aims to build partnerships between providers and teams at national and local levels, offers staff support, and encourages the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

Advertisements

From → Patient Safety

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: