Welcome to the National Audit of Intermediate Care   (NAIC 2015)

 Quote from Professor John Young. National Clinical Director for Integration & Frail Elderly, NHS England has said.

“Intermediate care services act as a critical sense check of whole system integrity and performance for ‘at risk’ older people. Yet they remain curiously invisible to commissioners, managers and the general population. The success, or otherwise, of the New Models of care, and other current whole system initiatives, will depend upon capacity building in the intermediate tier”

National conference 2015 outputs 

The presentations from the NAIC national conference are available to download here;

Professor John Bolton’s presentation

Claire Holditch’s presentation

Heather Eardley’s presentation

Suffolk presentation

Sheffield presentation

North Manchester presentation

Professor John Young’s presentation 

Project outputs

The NAIC 2015 reports are available below. Reports from previous iterations of the project are available on the relevant year’s NAIC webpage. 

- NAIC Summary Report 2015

- PREM open narrative question analysis (Full report)

- PREM open narrative (Short report)

- The 2015 online benchmarking toolkit is available to access here. This is only available to project participants. 

Support for the NAIC 


The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has announced that the NAIC is to be included on the 2015/16 Quality Accounts list once again. It is mandatory for NHS Trusts to produce a quality account every year which details the provider’s participation in clinical audit. This means that providers must participate in NAIC, unless they have a sound rationale for not doing so. For more information about HQIP and Quality Accounts, including the reference to the relevant legislation, please see the Statutory and mandatory requirements for Clinical Audit guidance on the HQIP webpages.

NHS England

In addition, NHS England has endorsed the audit and encouraged CCGs and Providers to take part in NAIC 2014. A letter from NHS England expressing their support for participation in NAIC 2014 has been included in the marketing pack and is available here.

Reference costs

The Department of Health last year worked with the NHS to produce reference costs for intermediate care services. We are pleased to report that DH has referenced extensively the work of the NAIC, and that the reference costs guidance aligns with the NAIC definitions. For providers of intermediate care services, this should mean that they are applying the same principles for the reference costs as for NAIC. The latest guidance on the reference costs for intermediate care can be accessed here.

Care Act 2014 Guidance

The new Care Act 2014 guidance states that the NAIC will assist Local Authorities with understanding their provision of, and progressing local strategies around, “Preventing, reducing or delaying needs”. The guidance be accessed here

List of NAIC 2015 participants

Commissioners Providers

Barnsley CCG

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Bassetlaw CCG

Bolton CCG

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Bracknell and Ascot CCG

Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Bradford City CCG

Bradford Districts CCG

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Bristol CCG

Bristol City Council

Bury CCG

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Calderdale CCG

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

Cambridgeshire County Council

Central London CCG

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Doncaster CCG

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Dudley CCG

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ealing CCG

Ealing London Borough Council

East and North Hertfordshire CCG

East Lancashire CCG

Essex County Council

Gloucestershire CCG

Gloucestershire County Council

Hammersmith and Fulham CCG

Haringey CCG

Haringey Council

Hertfordshire County Council

Herts Valleys CCG

Hillingdon CCG

Islington CCG

Islington Council

Lambeth CCG

Lancashire County Council

Leeds City Council

Leeds North CCG

Leeds South and East CCG

Leeds West CCG

Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire East CCG

Lincolnshire West CCG

Liverpool CCG

Liverpool City Council

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Manchester City Council

Merton CCG

Merton Council

Milton Keynes CCG

Milton Keynes Council

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Newcastle West CCG

North Manchester CCG

North Staffordshire CCG

Norwich CCG

Oxfordshire CCG

Oxfordshire County Council

Peterborough City Council

Salford CCG

Sefton Council

Slough Borough Council

Slough CCG

Solihull CCG

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

South Cheshire CCG

South Gloucestershire CCG

South Gloucestershire Council

South Lincolnshire CCG

South Sefton CCG

South West Lincolnshire CCG

Southport and Formby CCG

Southwark CCG

St Helens CCG

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire County Council

Stockport CCG

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Stoke on Trent CCG

Stoke on Trent City Council

Tameside and Glossop CCG

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Telford and Wrekin CCG

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Trafford CCG

Vale Royal CCG

Walsall CCG

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council

Warrington CCG

West Cheshire CCG

West Essex CCG

West London CCG

West Sussex County Council

Westminster City Council

Wiltshire CCG

Wiltshire Council

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG

Wirral CCG

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Anglian Community Enterprise CIC

Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Bristol Community Health CIC

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Care Plus Group

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool City Council

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

East Cheshire NHS Trust

East London NHS Foundation Trust

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Essex Cares

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Hollybush House Nursing Home

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

North Lincolnshire Council

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Peninsula Community Health

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Quantum Care

Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

SEQOL (Care & Support Partnership CIC)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Sirona Health & Care CIC

Slough Borough Council

Solent NHS Trust

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Spiral Health CIC

St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Community NHS Trust

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Tiled House Care Centre

Tower Hamlets Borough Council

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Warrington Borough Council

West Sussex County Council

Westgate Health Care

Whittington Health NHS Trust

Wiltshire Council

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Your Healthcare CIC

Further information

If you have any questions or require any addition information please contact Lucy Trubacik or call on 0161 266 1333. Please also get in contact if you would like to be included on the NAIC mailing list.

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