About the National Audit of Inpatient Falls
OverviewThe National Audit of Inpatient Falls is a national clinical audit commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) as part of the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP). Crown Informatics has been commissioned to provide the data collection and reporting services by the RCP.
FFFAP is designed to audit the care that patients with fragility fractures receive and the standard of care received by patients at risk from falling in hospital and to facilitate quality improvement initiatives.
All three audits of FFFAP must be reported both in the Trust’s Quality Account and also form part of the National Clinical Audit Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). Further details can be found here: www.fffap.org.uk
Audit managementThis audit is managed by the Royal College of Physicians of London, FFFAP team
Information GovernanceRCP and Crown Informatics are fully authorised to run and host the audit and are contractually bound to uphold strict information governance.
All audit data will be managed securely and in accordance with all legal regulations, NHS guidelines and protocols:
• Data Protection Act 2018 (RCP Registration: Z7085833, Crown Informatics Registration: Z3566445)
• EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)
• NHS IG-Toolkit Statements of Compliance (Reference 8J157)
• All staff handling patient data are IG trained and bound by confidentiality agreements.