Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) is a system introduced in 2009 to make a proportion of healthcare providers’ income conditional on demonstrating improvements in quality and innovation in specified areas of care.
This means that a proportion of our income is dependent upon achieving quality improvement and innovation goals agreed between the Trust and its commissioners.
The key aim of the CQUIN framework for 2014/15 is to support improvements in the quality of services and the creation of new improved patterns of care. There are three mandatory national goals for 2014/15:
- Friends and Family Test
- Improvement against the NHS Safety Thermometer, focusing on pressure ulcers
- Improving dementia and delirium care
The remaining goals have been negotiated between the Trust and our commissioners.