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