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Fundamentals of Clinical Audit Online Certificate


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A step-by-step e-learning course designed to give you a thorough overview of clinical audit.

This comprehensive online Fundamentals of Clinical Audit Certificate course will provide you with a full understanding of the importance of clinical audit and how it is used. By undertaking the course learners will understand how to lead and conduct a clinical audit project relevant to care provided by themselves / their organisation.

The course commences by examining the rich history of clinical audit and examining why it is currently seen as an invaluable quality improvement and assurance tool. Each learner will be guided through the benefits of audit, with focus on how staff get the most out of performing rapid and effective projects. All learners will work through a series of in-depth modules that helps them understand the seven stages of the clinical audit process. Course content is linked to established best practice which helps learners understand revalidation and CQC requirements for clinical audit. The course is highly interactive, with short films, worked real world examples, checklists, downloadable materials, plus the opportunity for learners to self-assess and check key learning is embedded. 

Who should attend

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about clinical audit! This includes all healthcare professionals who want to better understand clinical audit and know how to conduct audits that make a positive difference to the delivery of patient care. The course will also be of interest to administrators, managers and commissioners who want to know more about clinical audits and what high quality audit looks like.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Ensure your staff understand the fundamentals of clinical audit and why audit is important.

  • Assist staff in understanding the difference between audit, research and other disciplines.

  • Help staff understand how to select appropriate clinical audit projects.

  • Provide top tips to ensure successful clinical audit projects are carried out.

  • Up-skill learners to critique clinical audit projects carried out by others and appreciate high quality audit


This e-Learning module has been created by Stephen Ashmore and Tracy Ruthven, Directors of the Clinical Audit Support Centre Ltd who have both worked in clinical audit since the mid-1990s and who are widely published in the subject. Stephen and Tracy have created and painstakingly tested this online resource to ensure it meets learners needs. 

We can offer this course to individuals or licenced to your whole organisation – please email Joanna@hc-uk.org.uk if you are interested in discussing our cost-effective licence options. Discounted rates are also available to Junior Doctors to support development of Junior Doctor Audit Programmes.

Learners who enrol on the course can access the materials at any time to suit them for up to 12 months. Learners can test their knowledge and understanding of clinical audit via integrated self-assessment quizzes.  Each learner downloads a certificate of completion to demonstrate their learning and the course supports CPD professional development and acts as evidence for revalidation evidence.

Facilitated by:

Mr Stephen Ashmore

Clinical Audit Support Centre

Ms Tracy Ruthven

Clinical Audit Support Centre Ltd

Fee Options

Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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