This page contains information to support the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP).
The NACAP governance structure is depicted in the below PDF and consists of a board, two advisory groups (covering COPD and asthma separately), and a patient panel.
The NACAP board provides expert direction, operational oversight and performance management of the NACAP programme and consists of high-level stakeholders including patient representatives and national and patient organisations.
NACAP asthma and COPD advisory groups
The advisory groups provide operational advice on the individual NACAP workstreams and consist of patients and (healthcare) professionals considered experts in their field.
NACAP patient panel
The patient panel makes sure views, experiences and ideas of people affected by asthma and COPD, who use the NHS, can help shape the audit.
NACAP data requests
Most NACAP audit data is routinely reported and aggregated data published in reports and available from Find open data. Patient-level data, however, is not placed in the public domain. Access to this data can be requested on application via the NACAP team who will review the request, conducting checks to confirm that:
- It is a unique request.
- The data is not already available in the public domain.
- The application form has already been completed appropriately.
- A similar request has not alreay been submitted by another individual or organisation.
If the request is unique and the application fully completed it will be submitted to the data controller, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), for final approval. You can find out more about accessing National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) data from the HQIP website.
NACAP outputs (2017/18/19)
The workbook below contains all outputs from the audit (articles, blogs, papers, posters, reports) since 2017 listed in chronological order. Where available, a hyperlink or direct link to the output has been provided. The final worksheet details work in progress with the expected publication dates. This document will be updated as and when new outputs are produced.
NACAP data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
The DPIA is a process used to help identify and minimise the data protection risks of a project. For more information on the DPIA please visit the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website.
The outlier measures selection and finalisation policy outlines the process by which NACAP will determine the outlier measures it will use for each of its component audits. It also goes into detail about the potential measures for the COPD secondary care component of the programme, which launched in February 2017.
We produce regular newsletters providing updates on NACAP and its workstreams. If you would like to receive the NACAP newsletter, which covers primary care, quality improvement and general programme updates, email email@example.com. You can download the most recent newsletter below.
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