The Department of Health and The NHS Information Centre have made the data available to allow NHS professionals to use it as a basis to assess local quality improvement. They form an easily accessible menu for NHS staff to carry out local analysis and comparisons between NHS organisations.
The Indicators for Quality Improvement (IQI) have been selected in conjunction with the Royal Colleges, following extensive consultation with the NHS, and are currently based on existing national indicator sets and data collections. Over the next three to five years, the coverage of these will be expanded to more comprehensively address the wide range of NHS and Social Care services NHS professionals provide.
The indicators can be found at www.ic.nhs.uk/mqi