Midlands and East Quality Observatory (MEQO)
Over the past year, a partnership of Quality Intelligence East, East Midlands Quality Observatory and West Midlands QI has worked with the Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority to consider options for the future provision of key services to the NHS. A core theme was the contribution that strategic intelligence on quality and safety of care can make to NHS reforms.
Our work has always aimed to demonstrate quality of care in a statistically sound but easy to understand way, using indicators that encompass a range of services.
Whilst 2012/13 presented the MEQO partnership with an unprecedented opportunity to consolidate key outputs in support of the healthcare sector, it has been confirmed that the three quality observatories will not exist in their current form from April 2013.
In the interim, our analysis and surveillance continues to be available free to everyone from clinicians and other health care professionals, and members of the public, so services can evaluate and improve upon their quality of care.
In the period up to 31st December 2012 we hope to update this site with more information about who will provide quality analysis to help deliver services that are safe, effective and have high levels of patient satisfaction in future. If, meanwhile, you need information about any of our specific outputs please continue to contact us via this site and we will do our best to provide useful support and feedback.
What we do
MEQO work to support the NHS Midlands and East in delivering services which are safe, effective and have high levels of patient satisfaction. This requires that providers, commissioners, policy makers and the public have information to enable quality measurement, develop an understanding of how to use such information and act appropriately on it.
The MEQO team analyses the quality of healthcare services, making comparisons and assessing change over time to deliver credible information. We use the latest research methods to ensure that our information is helping drive up standards.
We also actively seek involvement from healthcare professionals and the public to understand the type of intelligence they need from us, and shape our work accordingly.