National Audit of Intermediate Care
NAIC 2018 - Registration now open
We are delighted to announce that registration for the National Audit of Intermediate Care 2018 is now open.
NHS England, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency / Health & Social Care Board are funding NAIC 2018. Commissioners and Providers of intermediate care services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can participate free of charge.
How to regsiter
If your organisation took part in 2017, the Project Lead will have received a pre-populated version of the registration template. Contact the support team if you require a copy of your organisation's template.
Organisations in Wales and Northern Ireland will be contacted separately regarding their registration.
About NAIC 2018
HQIP has announced that the National Audit of Intermediate Care has been included on the 2018/19 Quality Accounts list. You can find out more about legislation regarding the HQIP quality accounts and the statutory and mandatory requirements for Clinical Audit via the Key Resources page.
As in previous iterations of the NAIC, the audit will have commissioner and provider organisational level components. The NAIC will also collect data from providers for the following four intermediate care service categories; crisis response, home based intermediate care, bed based intermediate care and re-ablement services. More details will be shared soon.
Background to the NAIC
The National Audit of Intermediate Care was launched in November 2011 as a partnership project between the British Geriatrics Society, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, AGILE, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the Royal College of Physicians (London), the Royal College of Nursing and the NHS Benchmarking Network. The Patient’s Association and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists became partners in 2013.
To meet the challenge of an ageing population, we need to understand how best to support older people at vulnerable times; particularly when they are at risk of hospital admission or being discharged from hospital. Intermediate Care provides alternative, community based services to better meet the needs of older people and enable more efficient patient flows through the health and social care system.
The National Audit of Intermediate Care aims to take a whole system view of the effectiveness of intermediate care, to develop quality standards and patient outcome measures and to assess local performance against the agreed, national standards. Identification of potential productivity gains in intermediate care and linked potential cost savings in secondary care are key outputs of the project. The NAIC reports were welcomed by the Department of Health and NHS England as an important contribution to our understanding of how intermediate care services have developed nationally.
For info & support, email email@example.com or call on 0161 266 1967.
Participants will be welcomed to the National event for the 2018 iteration held on 15th November 2018 at the ICC, Birmingham