NCEPOD grading system for use by case reviewers

The grading system below is used by the case reviewers to grade the overall care each patient received. This system can be used locally at M&M reviews to aid the assessment of quality of care provided locally.

  • Good practice: A standard that you would accept from yourself, your trainees and your institution.
  • Room for improvement: Aspects of clinical care that could have been better.
  • Room for improvement: Aspects of organisational care that could have been better.
  • Room for improvement: Aspects of both clinical and organisational care that could have been better.
  • Less than satisfactory: Several aspects of clinical and/or organisational care that were well below that you would accept from yourself, your trainees and your institution.
  • Insufficient data: Insufficient information in the case notes to assess the quality of care.