Clinical Audit – The Principles and Practice
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All doctors in clinical practice have a duty to participate in clinical audit. For the purpose of revalidation, the GMC use the definition of clinical audit proposed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
“Clinical audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the review of change. Aspects of the structure, process and outcome of care are selected and systematically evaluated against explicit criteria. Where indicated changes are implemented at an individual, team, or service level and further monitoring is used to confirm improvement in healthcare delivery” (NICE, 2002).1
Clinical audit can be conducted at all levels of healthcare. These include:
- the practice of an individual doctor;
- the care provided by a clinical team of which a doctor is a member;
- the care provided by a directorate or a whole provider service;
- care provided by many separate clinical providers across a region
Clinical audit is an integral part of clinical governance and can be carried out by any practitioner involved in the treatment of patients. It is not restricted to the work of doctors. Clinical audit is principally the measurement of practice against agreed standards and implementing change to ensure that all patients receive care to the same standard.
Our e-Learning modules are flexible and can be completed from your own desk or anywhere in the world at your convenience. Let our Clinical Audit course take you through the principles of the process of designing, conducting and implementing changes as a result of the audit.
By the end of the course the participant will be able to
- Explain the history , context and importance of clinical audit
- Explain the stages of a clinical audit ( the clinical audit cycle)
- Identify Triggers for clinical audit and evaluate possible clinical audit projects
- Make a successful proposal for clinical audit and set up a clinical audit project
- Define Objectives, Criteria and Standards for the clinical audit
- Describe the principles of effective data collection and analysis
- Develop and define actions that should be taken as a result of the audit
- Describe the methods by which clinical audit conclusions are effectively presented and win support
- Implemented audit recommendations effectively
- Describe the ethical considerations that affect clinical audit
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