Commissioning for Quality Improvement
Written by Business Development Team
CQUIN is a national initiative - commissioning for quality improvement. Funding for CQUIN is top-sliced from national tariff by the Department of Health and made available to providers through contracts with PCTs. CQUIN funding is up to 1.5% of contract outturn value, based on achievement of quality outcomes specified in the contract.
Two CQUINs are set nationally by the Department of Health (total 0.3%):
Other CQUINs set are set locally by the lead Primary Care Trust (Surrey). The first – Enhancing Quality is being implemented by Trusts across South East Coast (in Kent, Surrey and Sussex).
- VTE assessment – at least 90% of adult inpatients to be assessed for risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)
- Patient experience – improvement in scores in the 2011 national inpatient survey, based on five questions identified within the survey by the Department of Health
Finally, the remaining local CQUINs, totalling 0.7%, are set by Surrey PCT
- Enhancing Quality (EQ) – total 0.5%
EQ is a programme 2011/12 is Year 2 of the programme, which aims to improve outcomes for a range of conditions:
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Heart Failure
- Hip and Knee surgery
- Ambulatory Care
- Staying Healthy - three elements covering smoking, alcohol and breast feeding
- Specialist Mental Health Teams
Details of measurement of the local elements will be finalised with Surrey PCT during June 2011.
Achievement of CQUIN in monitored through bi-monthly Clinical Quality Meetings.
Further information can be requested from the Business Development Team, c/o St Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Rd, Chertsey, KT16 0PZ
Last Updated on Monday, 06 June 2011 12:55