Our Quality Improvement Priorities and CQUINs

Our Quality Improvement Priorities and CQUINs

MPH Outside ViewWith a focus on continuous quality improvement each year, the Trust sets out quality priorities for the coming year. These are reported in the annual quality accounts. See last year’s quality account here

For 2016/17 the proposed priorities are:

  • improving outpatient experience for those patients, this includes everything from the appointment to attendance and information given. 
  • leaving hospital: improving how we discharge patients, whether that be to home or another care setting.
  • care of elderly, frail people, and supporting their carers; this includes dementia.
  • safer care for patients with a focus on prevention of pressure ulcers, falls, sepsis, and infections.
  • end of life care for patients and their families.
  • improved partnership working across Somerset, for better care for our patients.

These priorities do not reflect all the quality improvements and developments taking place across the hospital, however, we know from feedback that they are important to the population we serve.

Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN)

NHS England’s Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme is intended to deliver clinical quality improvements and drive transformational change. These will impact on reducing inequalities in access to services, the experiences of using them and the outcomes achieved.

The design of the 2016/17 scheme has been influenced by the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View. Read more about the CQUIN scheme here

Read about our 2015/16 CQUINs here.

Read about our 2014/15 CQUINs here.