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Quality Accounts are annual reports about the quality of services provided by an NHS healthcare service. They are published by each NHS healthcare provider, including the independent sector, and are made available to the public.
Links to the data for the 15 mandatory indicators (and one non-statutory indicator), based on recommendations by the National Quality Board, are set out below and also in the left-hand navigation list to enable providers easy access to the latest data. They align closely with the NHS Outcomes Framework and are all based on data that trusts already report on nationally.
The intention is that trusts will be required to report:
their performance against these indicators; presented in a table format, for at least the last two reporting periods
the national average
a supporting commentary, which may explain variation from the national average and any steps taken or planned to improve quality
The Quality Accounts are split down into the following 5 domains:
Domain 1 - Preventing people from dying prematurely
This domain includes:
Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI)
Patients on Care Programme Approach (CPA) followed up within 7 days of discharge from psychiatric inpatient stay
Category 1 mean response time (response within 7 minutes)
Category 2 mean response time (response within 18 minutes)
patients with suspected ST elevation myocardial infarction who received the STEMI bundle
patients with suspected stroke assessed face to face who received the stroke diagnostic bundle