HCV Action good practice film: CQUIN scheme in the East Midlands

Nov 2014 by HCV Action
This HCV Action good practice film looks at the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme which was established in the East Midlands in 2009. Running until 2013, the scheme rewarded local treating hospitals for sharing their data on the treatment adherence and sustained virological response (SVR) rates of their patients, and was extremely successful in highlighting, for example, where additional resources or focus were required. Despite ending in 2013, the practices that the scheme encouraged (i.e. the sharing of data) have now become embedded within the practices of the treating hospitals in the East Midlands, highlighting the way in which CQUINs can be used to drive change in practices. In the film, Dr Steve Ryder (Consultant Hepatologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust), provides an overview of how and why the scheme was established, as well as the benefits that the scheme has brought.
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