Specialised services quality dashboards

Specialised Services Quality Dashboards (SSQD) are designed to provide assurance on the quality of care by collecting information about outcomes from healthcare providers. SSQDs are a key tool in monitoring the quality of services, enabling comparison between service providers and supporting improvements over time in the outcomes of services commissioned by NHS England.

For each SSQD, there is a list of agreed measures for which data is to be collected. These measures are included in a ‘Metric Definition Set’.

Healthcare providers, including NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and independent providers, submit data for each of the agreed measures.

Each SSQD is ‘refreshed’ with up-to-date outcomes submitted from national data sources, and where necessary healthcare providers, on a quarterly basis.

The information provided by the SSQDs is used by NHS England specialised services commissioners to understand the quality and outcomes of services and reasons for excellent performance. Healthcare providers can use the information to provide an overview of service quality compared with other providers of the same service. From April 2016, SSQD data will be submitted and reviewed using a dedicated online portal. It is anticipated this will further aid both providers and commissioners.

The collection of data for the Specialised Services Quality Dashboards has been approved by the Review of Central Returns – ROCR (ROCR/OR/2230/001MAND).

List of SSQDs by National Programme of Care

Below is a table of the SSQDs listed by their National Programme of Care (NPoC). The Metrics Definition set for each SSQD is also included.

Revisions to SSQD metrics for 2016/17 are currently being finalised and will appear once complete.

Blood and Infection

Bone Marrow Transplant – Adults 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Bone Marrow Transplant – Paediatrics 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Haemoglobinopathy 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Haemophilia 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Immunoglobulin 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set

Cancer

Positron Emission Tomography – Computerised Tomography (PET-CT) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Radiotherapy Currently under review Currently in development
Specialised Urology To be implemented during 2016/17 Currently in development

Internal Medicine

Cardiology 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Cardiac Surgery (Adults) To be implemented during 2016/17 Currently in development
Cystic Fibrosis – Adults 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Cystic Fibrosis – Paediatrics 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Heart and Lung Transplantation 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Currently under review 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Pulmonary Hypertension 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Renal Dialysis 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Renal Transplantation 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Endocrine 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Respiratory –  Difficult Asthma 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Respiratory – Interstitial Lung Disease 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Respiratory –Complex Home Ventiliation 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Rheumatology (Adult) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Rheumatology (Paediatric) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Vascular To be implemented during 2016/17 Currently in development

Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Deaf Services 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Eating Disorders 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Gender Identity Services 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Low Secure Services 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Medium Secure Services 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Perinatal Services 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set

Trauma

Adult Critical Care 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Cleft Lip and Palate 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Neurosurgery (Adult) To be implemented during 2016/17 Currently in development
Specialised Burn Care – Adults 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Burn Care – Paediatrics 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Spinal Cord Injury 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Orthopaedics To be implemented during 2016/17 Currently in development
Specialised Pain Management To be implemented during 2016/17 2017/18 Metric Definitions set

Women and Children

Congenital Heart – Adult 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Congenital Heart – Paediatrics 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Fetal Medicine 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Inherited Metabolic Disorders – Adult 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Inherited Metabolic Disorders – Children 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Medical Genetics 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Paediatric Neurosciences 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Paediatric Oncology 2016/17 Metric Definitions set 2017/18 Metric Definitions set