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.
Our clinical audits and registries
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.
A high-profile, collaborative, national clinical audit for bowel cancer, including colon and rectal cancer.
One of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, it measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards in England and Wales for both primary and secondary care.
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) is the 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 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.