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Clinical Auditorium

Friday 16 Sep 2022


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Find out more about virtual attendance

This is a Free virtual mini conference, 10.00 to 12.30 

We are pleased to announce the fourth Clinical Auditorium, a joint initiative between Healthcare Conferences UK and the Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC). This time we will be focusing on the relationship between clinical audit and quality improvement, predominantly through the eyes of those working in NHS Trusts.

The title for the session ‘Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement: best friends or bitter rivals’ is deliberately provocative and thought-provoking. Indeed, the idea for this session commenced when an unnamed local clinical audit team contacted CASC to highlight that their QI colleagues in the Trust were paid considerably more money and were held in much higher regard! This is a theme that we have heard repeated on many occasions, but equally we know that in some Trusts clinical audit and QI are held with the same high regard and staff are paid equally. Craig and Anna have kindly agreed to join us from Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust. They will be explaining how they have merged their audit and QI functions into one team. We will explore the benefits and pitfalls associated with such a merger and debate if this is a move that others are looking to follow?

The session will also incorporate feedback from a range of surveys and research projects that Stephen and Tracy have undertaken in the last 12 months. Those in attendance will be able to find out who is paid more: clinical audit or QI professionals? We will also be focusing on how healthcare professionals (in particularly junior doctors) feel about audit and QI. The session will provide lots of time for interactive debate and discussion as we know that there will be a wide range of views in relation to the subject matter being presented. As ever, we will make the event interactive and fun! We want all attendees to take part and actively engage.

CPD Certified 2.5 hours

Job Satisfaction Survey Results
As part of the Clinical Auditorium event on 13 January 2022 the Clinical Audit Support Centre facilitated a short pre-event survey asking questions to those who had registered for the event about a variety of issues relating to job satisfaction. This is the first such survey that we are aware of and this short report aims to share all feedback received.

The data and information will be interesting to those professionals who attended the session and those who work within the clinical audit and quality improvement arena. This is embryonic work and we would  appreciate any further feedback to help clinical audit and quality improvement colleagues to understand how people working in the profession currently feel about their jobs and the work they undertake.

View the Clinical Audit Job Satisfaction Report 

Facilitators and Speakers Include:

Stephen Ashmore

CASC Director and Patient Participation Group Chairman
Clinical Audit Support Centre

Tracy Ruthven

CASC Director, Magistrate and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian
Clinical Audit Support Centre

Craig Short

Quality Improvement Officer Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, & EMCAIN Network Chair

Anna Hulme

Deputy Lead Pharmacist for Medicine
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust

Also of Interest

Clinical Audit Masterclass
Choice of Dates
Clinical Audit Leadership Summit 2022
Thursday 10 Nov 2022

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