The Quality Surveillance Programme (QSP) is the output of a taskforce review project, initiated in 2014, as part of NHS England’s Organisational Alignment Change Programme (OACP) / Specialised Commissioning Review. The aim of the review was to ensure all elements of quality are considered across the system and utilised effectively to inform clinically driven change and improvement.

About Us

The QSP is run by the Quality Surveillance Team (QST) and is part of the Quality, Transformation and Delivery Directorate.

The QST are aligned with the seven regional teams; North East and Yorkshire, North West, Midlands, East of England, London, South East and South West and support quality assurance, improvement and innovation both regionally and nationally.

With the introduction of the new operating model and in line with the Long-Term Plan, the QSP has expanded beyond surveillance and is engaged with the broader healthcare system to provide assurance on quality for commissioners and ultimately the local population for all specialised and local cancer services.

The Quality Surveillance Information System (QSIS) is the web-based portal that records and reports the information to support the QSP.

All SSQD submissions are now on the Data Collection Framework (not QSIS)

From January 2023 onwards, all provider submitted SSQD data is to be submitted on the Data Collection Framework (DCF) not QSIS. There is no option to add late data to the Data Collection Framework (DCF) please enter the data before the submission window closes.

Please contact the QCRS Helpdesk at for support or any queries around the new process.

We are due to remove QSIS from general online access from 30 June 2023. All the data and information from QSIS will be archived to our internal systems.

All SSQD historic data from QSIS and data from Q3 22/23 onwards is also now available on the Model Health System which you can self-register to. Communications have been sent to all providers, and news items are on QSIS and FutureNHS.

Please contact the QCRS helpdesk for support or access to the submitted data