Quality accounts requirements 2020/21

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that the deadline to publish 2020/21 Quality Accounts remains Wednesday 30 June 2021. Where activities envisaged by the quality accounts regulations did not take place, owing to the exceptional challenges of 2020/21, trusts can disclose this was the case and their plans to reinstate them.

Providers should continue to publish their Quality Accounts online. The functionality to upload accounts onto the NHS.uk website is no longer available. As an interim measure, trusts should also send reports to england.quality-accounts@nhs.net to be uploaded to their individual pages on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.

NHS foundation trusts are not required to include a quality report in their annual report for 2020/21. For more information NHS foundation trusts should see NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual (FT ARM).