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Using root cause analysis techniques in clinical audit Guide from HQIP & Clinical Audit Support Team

HQIP’s new Using root cause analysis techniques in clinical audit guide has been co-written in partnership with the Clinical Audit Support Centre (CASC), who ran a series of workshops for HQIP at the beginning of 2015 and are currently running masterclasses with Healthcare Conferences UK.

The guide lays out different tools and techniques for Root Cause Analysis (RCA), that can be used alongside clinical audit when shortfalls in compliance with standards are identified.

The aim of this guide

The guide aims to improve patient care and clinical audit delivery by providing practical advice on how established RCA techniques can 'add value' to clinical audit.

The guide is primarily aimed at clinical audit professionals and healthcare staff that participate in clinical audit initiatives at both local and national level.

In addition there are useful templates which can also be downloaded as separate documents below and adapted for your personal use.

The guide can be read in conjunction with HQIP’s Guide to using quality improvement tools to drive clinical audit

It should also be noted that root cause analysis and some of the techniques described below can also be used as quality improvement techniques in their own right.

The Guide to quality improvement methods

Events of interest:

Clinical Audit Masterclass
Tuesday 21 June 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Facilitated by the Clinical Audit Support Team

Root Cause Analysis: 2 Day Intensive Training Course
Wednesday 13 — Thursday 14 April 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: Root Cause Analysis for Beginners
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Root Cause Analysis: 2 Day Intensive Training Course
Wednesday 8 — Thursday 9 June 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Root Cause Analysis: 2 Day Intensive Training Course
Thursday 21 — Friday 22 July 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London


2 March 2016

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