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Quality Accounts: national clinical audits for inclusion

This page provides information to help providers supply their Quality Accounts report. All health service providers have to submit an annual Quality Accounts report about the quality of their services.

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Quality Accounts list

NEW: now includes 2015/16 QA list

Tip: Use the filters to create your own customised list of audits applicable to your organisation.

Can't access the real time list? Try the excel version:

Changes log

Sometimes information about the audits and enquiries is updated.  To help you understand any updates and see when changes have been made, we keep a change log.

How to use the Quality Accounts Resource 

We provide a resource with Quality Accounts information, both an updated in real time document accessible through Google Drive, and an Excel version. The Quality Accounts Resource includes a range of useful information and can be searched and filtered to create a customised QA list showing what you need. The resource provides information including audit contact details, inclusion in Quality Accounts in each year since 2010/11, if data is being collected and the data collection schedule, geographic coverage of the audit, NHS Outcomes Framework domains and unit of analysis the audit will be reporting.

All the audits and Clinical Outcome Review Programmes are listed alphabetically. Accessing through Google Drive, if it shows in spreadsheet view, go to the View menu and select List to filter the columns. This allows you to, for example, show only those included in the 2015/16 Quality Accounts by filtering the 2015/16 Quality Accounts column by ‘Yes', or for those collecting data in England and Wales only, use the Yes and No options in the columns for geographic coverage.  


Completing your 2014/15 Quality Account

What audits and enquiries should be reported?

Please see the Quality Accounts Resource for the list of audits and enquiries to be reported in your 2014/15 Quality Accounts. 

The Resource includes information about QA requirements from 2010-15, so you may wish to filter the list to show only the audits required for your 2014/15 accounts.

For further help and advice, please see:


Preparing for your 2015/16 Quality Account

The list of national clinical audits and clinical outcome review programmes to be included in Quality Accounts (QA) 2015/16 was published on 19 December 2014.  

HQIP publishes the QA list on our website on behalf of NHS England. Together we map all national clinical audits and clinical outcome review programmes in England to inform the content of the QA list. 

The 2015/16 QA list is more detailed than ever. Following feedback from local audit departments, it now includes information about:

  • Each work stream within an audit programme
  • The cost of participating in an audit
  • The last report published
  • When the next report is due
  • Whether private organisations can participate
A list of all audits included in the 2015/16 Quality Accounts is available here.

Information for national clinical audit providers

You will have been notified by email if your audit is being included in the new 2015/16 Quality Accounts list.  Please email if you need to update any of the information about your audit.


Further information on Quality Accounts

Quality Accounts is a process governed and managed by NHS England - independent of the work carried out and promoted by HQIP. However, as many of the national clinical audits included in the Quality Accounts process form part of the NCAPOP programme (managed by HQIP), and because HQIP has a wider remit to promote healthcare quality improvement in general, we collate the latest information.

HQIP's Quality Accounts Resource tracks audits included in the 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 quality accounts. This is available in Google Drive format and a downloadable Excel 'backup' for those who are unable to access Google Drive. This document also includes links to the project website and latest published reports. 

If you have any comments about what you would find useful to further support your quality accounts work, please let us know.


Previous Quality Accounts information

For information and reference, please see the list below of previous HQIP quality accounts pages:



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