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Changes to Quality Accounts reporting arrangements for 2012/13

Amendments have been made to the National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Regulations 2010.

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These amendments come into effect from February 2013 and change the reporting requirements for Quality Accounts being published in June this year.

The regulations have been amended to:

  • take into account changes to the care system from April 2013, following the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act 2012
  •  change what information trusts are required to report in future Quality Accounts. A letter dated 16 February 2012 (gateway ref 172401) sets out a proposed change to include mandatory reporting of a core set of quality indicators.