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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.

From → Patient Safety

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