The National Quality Board (NQB) has published its final report setting out how quality will be maintained and improved in the new health system.
The NQB brings together the national organisations across the health system responsible for quality including the Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NICE, the General Medial Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the NHS Commissioning Board, Public HealthEngland and the Department of Health.
This report focuses predominantly on how the new system should prevent, identify and respond to serious failures in quality and provides a collective statement from NQB members as to:
The report has been finalised following its publication in draft form in August 2012. The NQB is grateful for comments and views they received its draft report, and has taken these into account, alongside developments in the system, in finalising its report.