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 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Bone Marrow Transplant – Paediatrics 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Haemoglobinopathy 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Haemophilia 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Immunoglobulin 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set

Cancer

Positron Emission Tomography – Computerised Tomography (PET-CT) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Radiotherapy Currently in development Under review
Specialised Urology Currently in development
Stereotactic Radiotherapy 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 

Internal Medicine

Cardiology 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Cardiac Surgery (Adults) Currently in development
Cystic Fibrosis – Adults 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Cystic Fibrosis – Paediatrics 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Faecal Incontinence (Adults) 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Heart and Lung Transplantation 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Hepatobiliary and Pancreas 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Hepatobiliary and Pancreas – Cirrhosis of the Liver (Adults) N/A 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Pulmonary Hypertension 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Renal Dialysis 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Renal Transplantation 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Endocrine 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Respiratory – Severe Asthma 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Respiratory – Interstitial Lung Disease 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Respiratory – Complex Home Ventiliation 2017/18 Metric Definitions set
Specialised Rheumatology (Adult) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Rheumatology (Paediatric) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Vascular Currently in development 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 

Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Low Secure Inpatient Service N/A 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Medium Secure Inpatient Service N/A 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Mental Health CAMHS PICU N/A 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Deaf Services 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Eating Disorders 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Gender Identity Services 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Low Secure Services 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Medium Secure Services 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Perinatal Services 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 

Trauma

Adult Critical Care 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Cleft Lip and Palate 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Neurosurgery (Adult) Currently in development
Specialised Burn Care – Adults 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Burn Care – Paediatrics 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Spinal Cord Injury 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 
Specialised Orthopaedics Currently in development
Specialised Pain Management 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set 

Women and Children

Congenital Heart – Adult 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Congenital Heart – Paediatrics 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Fetal Medicine 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Inherited Metabolic Disorders – Adult 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Inherited Metabolic Disorders – Children 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Medical Genetics 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Paediatric Neurosciences 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set
Paediatric Oncology 2017/18 Metric Definitions set 2018/19 Metric Definitions set