National Quality Board

The National Quality Board is a multi-stakeholder board established to champion quality and ensure alignment in quality throughout the NHS. The Board is a key aspect of the work to deliver high quality care for patients.

The Department of Health held a number of stakeholder events to shape the design of the NQB. Stakeholders’ views have shaped the NQB membership, its recruitments process and its role to provide strategic oversight and leadership in quality across the NHS.

See National Quality Board advice and recommendations published up to August 2011

Publication of new Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator

The NHS Information Centre has today published a new Summary Hospital-level Mortality indicator (SHMI). The indicator is for non-specialist acute trusts, and covers all deaths of patients admitted to hospital … Read more → – Publication of new Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator

Development of the new Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator

Independent statistical testing on the NHS Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) has taken place with the intention of the SHMI being published as an Official Statistic in October 2011. The … Read more → – Development of the new Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator