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National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension

The National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension covers the care of patients treated by the pulmonary hypertension services in the eight UK centres designated by NHS England and the National Services Division, a division within NHS National Services Scotland.


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The audit's 8th Annual Report was published on 31 October 2017. 


What does it measure?

The audit measures the quality of care provided to people referred to pulmonary hypertension services in England (including patients referred from Wales) and Scotland, by answering a number of questions:

· Are pulmonary hypertension services appropriate?

· Are patients receiving the right treatment in a timely manner?

· What are the outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension?

The audit answers these questions through the measurement of a number of professionally agreed standards reported at a national level.


Benefits

Information from the audit is used by clinicians and commissioners to inform clinical practice, service development, improvement and commissioning activities.

The audit helps to inform pulmonary hypertension services which are which are nationally commissioned by NHS England and the National Services Division in Scotland.


Who manages the audit?

NHS Digital is working in collaboration with senior clinicians from the specialist centres. The National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit is commissioned by NHS England.


How to participate

There are eight designated pulmonary hypertension centres in England and Scotland and all eight are registered to participate in the audit. Centres wishing to register a new user should complete the User Registration Form under User Documents on the right of this page. The form requires Caldicott Guardian sign off.

Once the contact centre has confirmed registration, users can access the data collection system by logging onto https://clinicalaudit.hscic.gov.uk with their SSO credentials.  Users can register a SSO by visiting https://login.hscic.gov.uk/Login.aspx

The audit is included in Quality Accounts. Only the eight designated centres need to participate. They are: Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust; Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust; Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust; The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; West Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust.


Publication of the audit results

The 8th Annual Report  was published on 31 October 2017. This report includes patients with a new referral between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

All of the audit's annual reports are available by following the link at the top right of this page.

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