The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework was introduced in 2009 to make a proportion of providers’ income conditional on demonstrating improvements in quality and innovation in specified areas of care.
The framework helps make quality part of the commissioner-provider discussion everywhere. The framework has been designed based on feedback from partners in the NHS.
CQUIN targets enable organisations to look at the quality of services delivered and ensure that the quality of the services continues to improve. CQUIN targets are set externally by the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and by our commissioners. They are performance managed against to ensure achievement and development.
CQUIN Quality Improvement Objectives for 2016/17