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Clinical audits and registries
NHS Digital runs clinical audits and registries for the health and care system in England. We help partners like the Department of Health and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership compare the performance of health and care services against standards and national trends so that they can improve patient outcomes.
Clinical audits and registries are developed and delivered by the Clinical Audits and Registries Management Service (CARMS), working collaboratively with clinical specialists, patient representatives and universities. We are commissioned by various organisations, including government, charities and academia.
Clinical audit is a way to find out if healthcare is being provided in line with standards and lets care providers, commissioners and patients know where their service is doing well, and where there could be improvements. The aim is to allow quality improvement to take place where it will be most helpful and will improve outcomes for patients. Registries collect data about the health status of patients and the health care they receive over varying periods of time.
Go to the Clinical Audit Platform page to find out how to submit data to our audits and registries.
Alphabetic list of clinical audits and registries
The Core National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is one of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind.
The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset supports the Department of Health's FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England.
Comprehensive audit data to support the monitoring and improvement of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation services.
The National Bowel Cancer Audit is a high-profile, collaborative, national clinical audit for bowel cancer, including colon and rectal cancer.
This pilot looked at how GP practices record information on non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, (pre-diabetes), to identify the best way to add this data to the National Diabetes Audit dataset.
The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) Programme was originally developed to help improve services and monitor the impact of the diabetes national service framework (NSF).
The National Diabetes Footcare Audit (NDFA) enables all diabetes footcare services to measure their performance against NICE clinical guidelines and peer units, and to monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease.
A snapshot audit of diabetes inpatient care in England and Wales.
NaDIA-Harms is a year round collection of four harms that can occur to diabetic inpatients in England.
The National Diabetes Transition Audit links the National Diabetes Audit and National Paediatric Diabetes Audit datasets so that the care of young people with diabetes can be tracked during the transition from paediatric diabetes services to adult diabetes services.
Evaluates the process of care and the outcomes of treatment for all OG cancer patients, both curative and palliative.
Aims to support clinical teams to deliver better care and outcomes for women with diabetes who become pregnant.
Measures the quality of care, activity levels, access rates and patient outcomes of services in centres designated by the National Commissioning Group.
The safety thermometer is a measurement tool for improvement in health care, which focuses on the most common harms to patients.