National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries

As of 1 January 2012 National Clinical Audit Advisory Group (NCAAG) has been renamed the National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries (NAGCAE).

Terms of reference

NAGCAE’s responsibilities are:

  • to provide policy and strategic advice to the Department of Health on clinical audit, national confidential enquiries and other issues as requested
  • to support the reinvigoration of clinical audit, both nationally and locally, so as to stimulate improvements in clinical practice and service delivery
  • to provide advice and guidance to the Department of Health on the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) including advising on topics for new national clinical audits, on topics to be discontinued and on the selection of tenders for supplying national clinical audits and
  • to provide advice and guidance to the Department of Health on the Clinical Outcome Review Programme (CORP) including advising on clinical areas for national enquiries, on areas to be discontinued and on the selection of tenders for supplying national clinical enquiries. (Note: this does not include responsibility for advising on specific topics within a clinical area).

News and publications

See latest news and publications from the NAGCAE

Minutes

Read the National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit and Enquiries minutes published after December 2011

Read the NCAAG minutes published before December 2012

Guidance

January 2011: Outliers Guidance

NCAAG, supported by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), has made recommendations, accepted by the Department of Health on the Detection and Management of Outliers identified through national clinical audits.

View guidance on the detection and management of outliers

November 2010: Guidance on Data linkage between National Clinical Audits and other databases

NCAAG, working collaboratively with the NHS Information Centre, the Office for National Statistics and the Ethics and Confidentiality Committee of the National Information Goverancne Board, has prepared guidance on “Data linkage between national clinical audits and other databases at individual patient level”.

Download Data Linkage Guidance (PDF 126K)

Members

  • Professor Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Mark Gritten, Ex-CEO NHS Acute Trusts
  • Dr Mick Peake, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Glenfield Hospital)
  • Professor Jan van der Meulen, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Geraldine Walters, Director of Nursing King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Danny Keenan, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Professor Bie Nio (Pauline) Ong, Professor of Health Services Research, Keele University
  • Andrew Middleton, Ex CEO Stamford College, Non-Executive Director NHS Lincolnshire
  • Dr Steven Berg, General Medical Practitioner, Bexley
  • Amanda Edwards, Deputy Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • Jane Rippon, Deputy Director of Quality, Priory Group

National Advisory Group on Clinical Audit & Enquiries (NAGCAE) members biographies 2012

Annual Reports

Download NAGCAE Annual Report 2011 – 2012 (PDF, 59K)

Download NCAAG Annual Report 2010-11 (PDF, 84K)

Download NCCAG Annual Report 2009 – 2010 (PDF, 69K)

Download NCCAG Annual Report 2008 – 2009 (PDF, 71K)

Contact us

Alex Henderson
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP)
Holland House, 4 Bury Street, London, EC3A 5AW
Telephone: 020 7469 2518
Email: NAGCAE@hqip.org.uk

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