Chaired by Professor Terence Stephenson
The quality of clinical practice is a core concern of the Colleges. With the increasing importance of the quality agenda and the Government looking for engagement and input from the profession, the Academy has developed this committee with a clearly defined remit concerned with clinical quality improvement.
Its main responsibilities are to:
- Provide a forum for Academy members to share information and best practice on quality standards and improvement issues in relation to cross pathway and cross specialty work
- Develop Academy responses to Government initiatives on quality issues as appropriate
- Proactively take forward work on issues identified by the Academy
- Provide a contact point for Government and other national stakeholders to engage Colleges and Faculties on cross-cutting quality issues.
Current areas of work include:
Seven Day Consultant present Care. An Academy led project looking at providing consultant-led care seven days a week. The seven day consultant present care page has more information on this project.
Date Quality Improvement - Outpatient diagnosis. An Academy supported project to develop consistent data terminology to capture the top 100 diagnoses for each sub-specailty in outpatients. The project will initially start with eight sub-specialties.