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NQB outline how high quality care will be maintained in the health care system

16 August 2012
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The National Quality Board (NQB) has outlined how quality will be maintained and improved in the health system.

About the National Quality Board

The NQB was established to champion high quality care for patients who receive care in the NHS.

It brings together national organisations across the health care system that are responsible for quality, including CQC and:

  • Monitor.
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
  • The NHS Trust Development Authority.
  • The NHS Commissioning Board Authority
  • The Department of Health. 
  • The General Medical Council.
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The NQB has focused predominantly on how the health care system should prevent, identify and respond to serious failures in quality.

It has provided information on:

  • each organisation’s role and responsibilities in different parts of the health care system.
  • how organisations should work together to share information and intelligence to ensure co-ordinated system-wide response in the event of a failure.

Share your views

The NQB wants your views on its approach to maintaining and improving the quality of care.

Send your views to by 30 September 2012.

Last updated:
29 May 2017