National Ophthalmology Audit Programme
A national audit of cataract care to include all ophthalmology clinics in England and Wales regardless of electronic medical record (EMR) status.
United Kingdom-London: Health and social work services
Section I: Contracting authority
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Holland House, 4 Bury Street
For the attention of: Carol Pilcher
EC3A 5AW London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hqip.org.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Other: National Clinical Audit
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKI1
a) A national audit of cataract care to include all ophthalmology clinics in England and Wales regardless of electronic medical record (EMR) status
b) A feasibility study to ascertain the potential value of central analysis and reporting of processes and outcomes of care for glaucoma, retinal detachment and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using data extracted from EMR systems (given that it is anticipated that all ophthalmology clinics in time will move to the use of EMR systems).
The Overarching Aims of the Audit:
The overarching aim of the National Ophthalmology Audit Programme is the collection, analysis and effective reporting of robust comparative data on the quality of care delivered to patients treated by hospital ophthalmology services.
The successful supplier will build on the experience of the National Ophthalmology Database in comparative analysis and reporting of ophthalmology data, which to date has been extracted from a subset of clinics’ EMR systems.
The Supplier will provide a full national comparative audit for cataract care as well as a feasibility study for national extraction, analysis and reporting of EMR-captured data for glaucoma, retinal detachment and AMD.
The Programme will be developed with the capacity, subject to required permissions, to extract data from all EMR systems in use in England and Wales, including the open source OpenEyes system in development by Moorfields as well as those provided by commercial companies. The audit of cataract surgery will capture data from all services providing NHS-funded care in England and Wales regardless of whether they currently use an EMR system to capture cataract data. Other devolved nations could be included should their funding bodies choose.
These will include, but are not limited to:
1. The building on proof of concept work already achieved by the National Ophthalmology Database regarding the extraction, analysis and reporting of data, including surgeon-level reporting.
2. The consideration from the outset of the future local usability of the audit outputs, and the planning of all audit methodologies to maximise their potential to drive quality improvement for patients.
3. The consideration from the outset of how data quality will be assessed, enhanced and reported.
4. Achieving and maintaining close alignment with relevant NICE national guidance and quality standards throughout the audit.
5. The capacity to link data at the individual patient level to other relevant national datasets either from the outset or in the future, and consider and plan for these linkages from the outset.
Suitable providers will need to be able to demonstrate:
— Effective and fully-integrated clinical leadership.
— The ability to engage actively with all relevant professional disciplines.
— Robust project management skills.
— Methodological expertise and experience, data collection, analysis and information security/management skills.
— Sound knowledge of information governance and procedures for gaining permissions to process data.
— Capacity and experience to successfully deliver a clinical audit at national level
— Sound economic and financial standing assessed by evidence of professional indemnity insurance, audited accounts covering at least three previous financial years, a statement of your turnover, profit and loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading, a statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position.
85000000, 85100000, 85140000
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: POSSIBLE EXTENSION OF INITIAL CONTRACT BY UP TO 24 MONTHS
Number of possible renewals: 2
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As per acceptance of HQIP standard contractual terms and conditions provided in the PQQ & ITT Packs
As per the PQQ & ITT
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Up to four of the highest scoring suppliers at PQQ stage, who score at least 50% of available marks and meet the mandatory criteria set.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information