What is the role of the NCEPOD Local Reporter?

NCEPOD Local Reporters act as a link between the non-clinical staff at NCEPOD and individual hospitals. The role includes compiling and sending datasets requested by NCEPOD and acting as a named contact for information sent by NCEPOD.

Guidelines for NCEPOD Local Reporters are available here.

For details explaining what information NCEPOD collects as a poster, please click here.

Requirements for NHS Quality Accounts - England only

The NHS Quality Accounts states that Trusts in England need to demonstrate participation in the Clinicial Outcome Review Programmes. Please see the following links for further information:

To obtain a summary of your participation in please email info@ncepod.org.uk.

Local Reporter and Ambassador days

Throughout this year NCEPOD has been holding Local Reporter & Ambassador days. These have been a great success, and allowed us to meet Local Reporters and Ambassadors to discuss current studies, NCEPOD's history, and helpful ideas to aid the role that Local Reporters and Ambassadors undertake. For details of the next available training day, please click here.

NCEPOD is unable to cover travel expenses for these days.

Presentation slides can be downloaded here.

How does participation in NCEPOD relate to CPD?

As part of the methods used to collect information on patient care, confidential questionnaires are sent to consultant clinicians. These questionnaires require consultants to review patient notes and answer a series of questions related to the management of patients under their care. This process gives them an opportunity to reflect on various aspects of patient care. This activity has continuing medical and professional developmental merit. Consequently, NCEPOD recommends that consultants who complete NCEPOD questionnaires keep a record of this activity which can be included as evidence of internal / self directed Continuous Professional Development in their appraisal portfolio.

How can Trusts/Health Boards self assess their compliance with NCEPOD recommendations?

A self assessment tool is available for download on each NCEPOD report page. This allows hospitals to assess themselves against the recommendations from a published report and to track action where necessary. These assessment tools are suitable for amendment by each hospital as appropriate.

Click here to view published NCEPOD reports.