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The CQC report The state of care in NHS acute hospitals: 2014 to 2016 states “For a trust to be confident about the quality of its services there must be a comprehensive clinical audit programme supported by a programme of continuous quality improvement.” The report also states “Trusts rated good and outstanding have effective clinical audit processes and ensure that audits are used to drive quality improvements.”
This one day clinical audit masterclass will provide you with a full understanding of why clinical audit is important to organisations, teams and individuals (e.g. helping to meet your revalidation requirements).
The day starts by focusing on why clinical audit is important. Learners undertake a number of short activities to help them understand how clinical audit relates to research, service evaluation and other current quality improvement techniques.
Thereafter the main part of the day focuses on a step-by-step guide to undertaking an effective clinical audit project that will make a difference locally. You will also be able to look at real life clinical audit projects, giving you the opportunity to see first hand what makes a good clinical audit report. The day will help you to identify and overcome the barriers and resistance to clinical audit and culminates with a look at what will be coming next for clinical audit in future years.
This is a Level 3 accredited course and all learners are eligible to gain a clinical audit qualification on the successful completion of a short written assignment. Many clinical audit professionals hold this certification.
Facilitated by Stephen Ashmore and Tracy Ruthven, Directors of the Centre for Clinical Audit Support who collectively have over 40 years experience working in clinical audit. Stephen and Tracy will provide you with a highly interactive and practical day and will encourage you to share your personal experiences of audit to ensure you again a clear understanding of how excellent clinical audit will benefit your organisation.