Understanding Mortality Measures for Board Assurance

Understanding Mortality Measures for Board Assurance

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)

Understanding Mortality Measures for Board Assurance

Health Statistics User Group (HSUG) Workshop

Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX

Tues 22 January 2013 13.00 – 16.30

Delegates who attend the workshop will be able to:

  • Understand some of the underpinning statistics and control limits behind the National Summary Hospital-Level Mortality Indicator (SHMI)
  • Develop processes for reviewing preventable mortality
  • Review a Care Quality Commission mortality outlier alert and respond appropriately
  • Learn the principles of quality improvement methodology for mortality reduction
  • Assemble benchmarked mortality data from a range of sources to produce meaningful Board assurance
  • Build valuable relationships and network with your fellow colleagues
  • Royal College of Physicians continuing professional development (CPD) points applied for

Places are limited, to attend this Free HSUG workshop, please email info@hsug.org.uk

For further information email: info@hsug.org.uk







Summary Hospital-Level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) 

Alyson Whitmarsh and Andy Sutherland, NHS Information Centre


Preventable deaths due to problems in care in English acute hospitals

Dr Helen Hogan 

Clinical Lecturer in UK Public Health,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Mortality speed dating (20 minute rotating sessions):

  • Best Practice in reviewing a CQC mortality alert

  • How to use and interpret Statistical process control (SPC) charts

  • Using Quality Improvement Methodology to reduce mortality

Chris Sherlaw-Johnson, CQC

Kate Cheema, HCAI Analyst, South East Coast Quality Observatory

Dr Emma Vaux, Interim Medical Director, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


How to reduce mortality to significantly less than expected

Dr Jonathan Fielden, Medical Director, University College London Hospitals


Delivering meaningful Board assurance after the Francis inquiry

Malcolm Griffiths, Non-Executive Director, Buckinghamshire Healthcare and Chair, Patient Safety Federation




Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street
LondonEC1Y 8LX