A Quality Account is a report about the quality of services offered by an NHS healthcare provider.The reports are published annually by each provider, including the independent sector, and are available to the public. Quality Accounts are an important way for local NHS services to report on quality and show improvements in the services they deliver to local communities and stakeholders.
The quality of the services is measured by looking at patient safety, the effectiveness of treatments patients receive, and patient feedback about the care provided.
The Quality Accounts FAQs on how to produce and publish your Quality Account, including:
- who to share your Quality Account with
- how to publish your organisation's Quality Account
- how to access the indicator data through the NHS Digital indicator portal
- the technical definitions of indicators and the dates when specific data sets are available, including the Quality Accounts Data Dictionary
- Quality Accounts audit guidance
- Quality Accounts reporting arrangements.