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CQUIN Programme

CQUIN stands for Commissioning for Quality and Innovation. This is a payment framework introduced in 2009 to enable our commissioners to reward excellence, by linking a proportion of our income to the achievement of agreed quality improvement goals.

In 2019/20 we have agreed to deliver the following CQUINs:

  • Staff Flu Vaccinations
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Screening and Advice
  • 72 hour follow up post discharge
  • Mental Health Data
    • MHSDS Data Quality Maturity Index
    • Mental Health Data Quality: Interventions
  • Use of Anxiety Disorder Specific Measures in IAPT
  • Healthy Weight in Adult Secure Mental Health Services
  • Liaison and Diversion
    • Dedicated Pathways
    • Peer supporters
    • Known outcomes for external referrals
  • Mother and Baby Unit

The progress of these CQUIN targets is monitored through the Performance Trust Executive Committees and financial targets and progress are reviewed through the Board of Director meetings whose papers are published on our website.

For more information about CQUINs, what they are and the programme for 2019/20 please see the NHS England website.