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Title: Extension of clinical audits
Post by: Mark Platt on October 24 2011, 03:33 pm
NHS results monitoring plan set out
(UKPA) 2 days ago 
Plans to extend the monitoring of the results of healthcare in the NHS have been set out by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

Addressing the Royal College of General Practitioners in Liverpool, Mr Lansley said the auditing of clinical outcomes - with the publication of the results - would be extended to 11 new areas of medicine.

They include breast cancer, prostate cancer, rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis, healthcare for patients with learning difficulties, and healthcare for patients with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

"Better data means better quality in the NHS - for patients, for their specialist clinicians, and crucially for you - both as their GPs and as the future commissioners of those services," he said.

"It means patients can make better informed choices. It means specialists can compare themselves with the best and learn the lessons. And it means you can commission services from specialists who have learned those lessons."