Advancing Quality

Welcome to the Advancing Quality website

Advancing Quality is the flagship programme of AQuA. It aims to improve standards of healthcare provided in NHS hospitals across the North West of England and reduce variation.

Focusing on several clinical areas which affect many patients in the region – heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip and knee replacement surgery, pneumonia, stroke, dementia and first episode psychosis – Advancing Quality works with clinicians to provide NHS trusts with a set of quality standards which define and measure good clinical practice.

Each measure should be delivered to every patient to ensure they receive the highest standard of care in hospital.


 Are you a patient?

Use this website to find out how well your hospital’s trust is performing via the Results tab above and see the effect of Advancing Quality.


How this affects you

Are you a health professional?

If you are part of an Advancing Quality (AQ) team within a NHS trust and would like to access the programme resources, you can do so by logging into AQ’s online portal,