Transparency data from the National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF).
Making clinical audit data transparent
In his transparency and open data letter to cabinet ministers on 7 July 2011, the prime minister, David Cameron, made a commitment to make clinical audit data available from the national audits within the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). This data will be released in an open and standardised format for the first time in December 2011, and provided annually from then onwards.
Covering 96% of NHS trusts and health boards in England and Wales, NAIF audit data includes information about data completeness, case-mix, care, and outcome measures.
What does the data cover?
The data documents hospital-level compliance with defined clinical standards for the prevention of inpatient falls. Details of these standards can be found in the following resources:
- 2017 NAIF audit report
- 2015 NAIF audit report
- Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention (NICE guideline).
What information is being made available?
Hospital-level data on care processes. The data does not include details of individual patients or any patient identifiable data.
Using and interpreting the data
Data from the NAIF requires careful interpretation, and the information should not be looked at in isolation when assessing standards of care. Data is provided by every participating hospital in England.
Accessing the data
The data is being made available on the data.gov.uk website and on this page. Each year one file of data from the NAIF will be made available in CSV format. Hospitals are identified by name and by a three-letter hospital code.
NAIF annual report 2017
Data extracted from the NAIF database (patients admitted 14–16 June 2017).
NAIF annual report 2015
Data extracted from the NAIF database (patients admitted 12–14 May 2015).