The National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) is developing a portal to provide consultants in England with a view of their personal activity and metrics that describe the services they deliver. It will illustrate information about services using data from many sources, including from clinical audits and registries, and from the NHS Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database.
GIRFT is leading the development of NCIP for hospital specialties. Our clinical leads are working with their colleagues from professional societies and Royal Colleges to select the procedures and metrics that will be included within NCIP. These clinician groups are also designing the way in which this information will be displayed to ensure it is beneficial to their professional colleagues.
NCIP aims to arm every hospital consultant with access to meaningful clinical information on which to compare themselves with national benchmarks to support their learning and development. The NCIP portal is currently in the early stages of development.