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Professor Danny Keenan HQIP discusses Clinical audit for local improvement

Professor Danny Keenan Medical Director Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership discusses Clinical audit for local improvement on day one of Clinical Audit and Improvement 2015, including:

  • developing the conditions for clinical audit to lead local improvement
  • HQIP update: national and local developments
  • clinical audit in NHS trusts: what needs to change?

Professor Danny Keenan’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

In his presentation Danny states:

HQIPs Vision is to enable those who commission, deliver and receive healthcare to measure and improve services.

Sharing best practice – Quality management and good governance supporting audit and QI

Quality of Care and financial performance are inseparable.

Must Haves for Success:

  • Strong clinical leadership
  • Strategic support
  • Vision and planning
  • Facilitative structures & processes
  • Clinical Audit skills
  • Change management skills
  • Training & education
  • Culture that embraces change

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.

A clinical audit is not complete until the quality of services has improved

A clinical audit programme must be focussed on clinical priorities and risks to patient safety

A clinical audit which does not result in improved services and increased patient safety is a waste of resources.

Professor Danny Keenan’ Biography:

Danny Keenan is a practicing cardiac surgeon to the Manchester Royal Infirmary, part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he is also Associate Medical Director.

He has had a great interest in the use of information to drive improvement in care. He is at the forefront of clinical audit, being responsible for the release of personal results both locally and nationally.

He was appointed Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Manchester in 2009 where he is co-principal investigator within the cardiovascular research group at the University.

He is Medical Director (part time) of the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) responsible for national and local audit, registers, confidential enquiries and promoting the consequent service improvement.

For NICE he chairs the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcome Indicator Set.

Forthcoming events of interest:

Root Cause Analysis: 2 Day Intensive Training Course
Monday 16 - Tuesday 17 March 2015, London

Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 April 2015, London

Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 May 2015, London

Monday 22 - Tuesday 23 June 2015, London

Thursday 9 - Friday 10 July 2015, London

Clinical Audit Masterclass
Thursday 7 May 2015, London


Download: Professor Danny Keenan"s Presentation

3 March 2015

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