Lord Darzi on quality and data in the NHS

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Professor Lord Darzi KBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health, spoke at The King's Fund's Clinicians, Quality and Data conference on 28 April 2009.

His speech included:

  • putting the Next Stage Review into the context of the policies undertaken in the preceeding years
  • the role of quality as an organising principle, to ensure quality improvement
  • measuring safety, clinical effectiveness and patient experience
  • the role of NICE and the Care Quality Commission in the measurement of quality standards.