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

Quality in the new health system – maintaining and improving quality from April 2013

The National Quality Board (NQB) has published a final report setting out how quality will be maintained and improved in the new health system. The NQB brings together the national … Read more → – Quality in the new health system – maintaining and improving quality from April 2013

How to establish a Quality Surveillance Group guidance

The NQB is publishing accompanying guidance to the system on establishing Quality Surveillance Groups (QSGs).  A network of QSGs is being established across the country to bring together different parts … Read more → – How to establish a Quality Surveillance Group guidance

NQB sets out how quality will be maintained and improved in new health system

The National Quality Board (NQB) has published a report setting out how quality will be maintained and improved in the new health system. The NQB brings together the national organisations … Read more → – NQB sets out how quality will be maintained and improved in new health system

Guides to monitoring quality during transition published

A series of “How to” guides to assist current NHS organisations, and their supervisory and regulatory bodies, to respond to quality risks and failures within a simple and single framework … Read more → – Guides to monitoring quality during transition published

How to maintain quality during the transition – preparing for handover guide published

A ‘how to’ guide setting out the steps to be taken to ensure that any risk to quality is reduced and that business continuity is maintained is published. It ensures … Read more → – How to maintain quality during the transition – preparing for handover guide published

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