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Quality and Risk Profiles (QRPs)

Welcome to the Quality and Risk Profile (QRP) area.

What are QRPs?

QRPs are a tool used by providers, commissioners and our own staff to monitor compliance with the essential standards of quality and safety.

Each organisation has a profile which contains information from a number of sources. We then analyse this information to identify areas where the organisation may not be meeting standards.

Currently only NHS QRPs are shared with providers and commissioners. They help in assessing where risks lie and can play a key role in providers’ own internal monitoring as well as informing the commissioning of services.

How can I view a QRP?

NHS trusts, lead commissioners and Monitor can view updated QRPs for their relevant trusts via the password protected ‘log-in’ area below.

Log in to the Quality and Risk Profile (QRP) area.

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England local area teams (LATs) can apply for an account to view specific NHS trust QRPs by completing the form below.

Apply here for a CCG or LAT QRP log-in.

What happens next?

Accounts will usually be issued within one working day of the form being submitted.

One 'super-user' account will be issued per commissioning organisation, which can be used for further accounts to be created locally as required.

To create further accounts from your 'super-user' commissioner log-in:

  1. Go to 'Trust user admin'
  2. Select 'Add new commissioner user'
  3. Add the email address of the new user
  4. Tick the box against the name of your CCG or LAT (scroll down the list on the right hand side to find it)
  5. Click 'Save'

What kind of information is included in the profiles?

The information presented in the profiles is organised using the 16 essential outcomes of quality and safety. We have sourced and analysed a range of data sources, both qualitative and quantitative, to build each QRP.

These sources include information from:

  • other regulatory bodies.
  • the NHS Litigation Authority.
  • routine data collections.
  • other CQC regulatory activity.
  • national clinical audit datasets.
  • information from people using services – for example NHS Choices and feedback from Local Involvement Networks (LINks).

How does CQC use the information in QRPs?

The QRPs help us to continually monitor services after they register with us.

If we see that a service is at risk of not meeting the standards, we can take action including scheduling inspections or making targeted enquiries.

It is important to recognise that QRPs do not produce judgements about the extent of a provider’s compliance. Inspectors make these judgements and they use the QRPs as a starting point for their enquiries.

We have produced general guidance for people who will be using the QRPs and detailed statistical guidance that explains the analytic methods we use in our statistical model.

More information about QRPs

How often are QRPs updated?

Can members of the public access QRPs?

Are there QRPs for adult social care and independent health care providers?

How should providers and commissioners use the information in the QRP?

How will we use Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS) information?