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Mandy Smith HQIP Presenting today on Improving the use of Clinical Audit to demonstrate effectiveness

Mandy Smith Quality Improvement and Development Facilitator at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) discusses Improving the use of Clinical Audit to demonstrate effectiveness:

  • ensuring trusts make use of national comparative audits
  • demonstrating effectiveness through clinical audit
  • national audits: an update

In her presentation Mandy states: 

"Participation in national clinical audits should be part of a programme of quality improvement"

"Simply participating in the audit each year might not be enough"

"All NCAs are subject to review with the aim of identifying any areas in which clinical and/or process improvements can be made, and taking action to address these"

"The Clinical Effectiveness Department produces an executive summary for each NCA report published"

"Headline results and key actions are reported to the Patient Outcomes Committee, the Quality and Governance Committee, the Board of Directors and the Commissioners"

"The Patient Outcomes Committee takes action through its membership to ensure full implementation of actions arising from an NCA review, or provides a clear rationale for non-implementation"

"It's not just enough to know if a service is effective it's important to know the rationale behind it"

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Mandy works to develop products and resources to encourage and facilitate clinical audit and other quality improvement activities at a local level. She supports regional clinical audit networks and local healthcare providers in the Midlands and North of England.  

Events of interest:

Preparing for & learning from the new CQC Inspections in Independent Healthcare
Monday 19 January 2015, London

Measuring and Monitoring Quality
Tuesday 20 January 2015, London

Clinical Audit for Improvement 2015
Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 March 2015, London

Download: Mandy Smith Full Presentation

25 November 2014


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