The January publication remains unchanged in terms of dataset coverage and the methodology. The main point to note is this publication contains the scores and data to support the DQMI element of the quarter three performance against the Mental Health Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUINS) Scheme.
We are also pleased to announce the release of the NHS Digital Provider Data Quality Assurance Framework. The framework is published as two separate but linked documents where part 1 is aimed at provider organisations who, in terms of data quality assurance, need to get started. Part 2 of the framework is for those that already looking at building on their existing data quality assurance processes and practices. Each part of the framework covers five main themes; Oversight, Process, People, Systems and Measures and within each section describes its objective, the benefits associate with it and current best practice.
Several sections include a case study and links to supporting resources and the intention is to extend over time through a collaboration site that will be launched in February 2020. Each part of the framework also includes an Assurance Checklist to assist provider organisations assess where they are in terms of data quality assurance and what gaps there might be that the framework can help fill. An electronic version of the checklists is in development and this page will be updated with a link once it is available. We will then be asking provider organisations to complete the checklist on a voluntary basis to provide insight into current data quality assurance across providers.
Finally, the framework has been developed to meet the requirements of Assertion 1.7 of the Data Security & Protection tool and support the published technical guidance. The intention is that by implementing the framework a provider organisation will have the evidence needed to support their assessed level against Assertion 1.7.
Any questions about the above or the DQMI in general then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.