In his transparency and open data letter to cabinet ministers on 7 July 2011, then 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 was released in an open and standardised format for the first time in December 2011, and provided annually from then onwards.
The data documents on this page show NHS trust or health board level compliance with defined clinical standards for the prevention of inpatient falls as well as post fall management.
What information is being made available?
Trust or Health Board 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 Trust or Health Board in England and Wales. Small number suppression has been applied where necessary, using the barnadisation method. Barnadisation method involves:
Where any ‘n’ (number) was <3, the numbers and percentages were suppressed. Where only one ‘n’ was <3, and the second-lowest number was <5, the second-lowest number and percentage was also suppressed. Where only one ‘n’ was <3 and the second-lowest number was not <5, the second lowest number was barnadised (+1/–1). This process was conducted for data protection reasons, to ensure anonymity of the patient data included in reporting.
Accessing the data
The data is being made available on the data.gov.uk website and on this page.
Data Collection Period
Data collection from January to August 2019 and reported on in the Annual Report published on 12 March 2020.
Data collection from March 2020 facilities audit and reported on in the Interim Annual Report published in May 2021.
Data collection from March 2021 facilities audit and reported on in the Autumn Annual Report published in November 2022.