Annual reports

The QRS annual report shares the work we have done over the last year.

It shows how many reviews we have done, who we have worked with and how many reviewers we have trained.

It also sets out feedback from our evaluations of organisations and reviewers experiences of working with us.

You will also find how we have evaluated our own learning and the way we will improve our work.


Annual Report 2019/20 Download summary PDF version of the 2019/20 Annual Report Annual Report 2018/19

Evalutation report

QRS is a learning organisation. After each review, QRS seeks feedback from reviewers and those being reviewed, including what was helpful and what could be improved.

Additionally, once the report of a review is published, QRS seek a view from the service on the overall process (the product) of the review.

These are all reviewed monthly by the QRS team.

The full analysis of this for 2019/20 is published here.

About share portal

The Share Portal has been developed to allow services to upload and share documents with the QRS team.

Many evidence files are large, and struggle to be sent through NHS mail portals.

This sharing site is unique to each service, password protected and designed to be safe.

Patient identifiable data should never be shared with QRS, and should always be redacted first if documents have sensitive information.


Principles & Approaches

Agreed by the QRS Board

The work of QRS will be clinically led and clinically credible.

There will be service user and carer input throughout the work of QRS.

QRS will work in a developmental and supportive way which helps organisations to improve the quality of their services and their own capacity to undertake clinical quality assurance. When issues remain unresolved, QRS will communicate concerns about progress to lead commissioner and other appropriate organisations.

The work of QRS will be evidence-based or, if no evidence is available, will be based on, a consensus of professional and service users' views and any current best practice.

QRS will seek to minimise disruption to clinical services resulting from reviewers' participation in training and reviews and from peer review visits and other clinical quality review approaches.

The work of QRS will be undertaken to the highest quality standards and QRS will seek continually to improve the quality of its work.

QRS will work in partnership with other clinical quality assurance and review systems.

QRS will not duplicate the work of the other clinical quality assurance and review systems.

UKAS accreditation (No: 8831)

QRS was the first organisation to achieve UKAS accreditation as a health service inspection body in 2015 (Registration Number: 8831).


Other governance

The QRS Risk Register is discussed at monthly team meetings and taken to the Board every 6 months.

Risk Register