What makes a successful Clinical Audit?

Clinical audit is an opportunity to measure the care & treatment we are providing for our patients against best practice. For an audit to be successful, it must be meaningful and have a clear aim.

Before you start, ask yourself:

· Does the audit address a problem?

· Is the topic a priority?

· Is it achievable within the timeframe?

· Can changes be implemented?

If you can answer Yes to the above, here are some simple tips that can help when designing your audit: -

· Start small – remember audit is a snapshot of care

· Involve others – get help from a wider team, you don’t need to do it on your own

· Learn from others – learn, adapt & adopt from other audits

· Plan – Planning your audit is important, don’t rush it

· Pilot – Test your audit before you start

· Keep it simple – focus on measuring if the standards are being met

· Re-audit – close the loop, have changes led to improvements

· Share – Remember to share your audit findings

…and don’t forget to tell us about your project, register your audit project here: - www.bcuqi.cymru/register-an-audit

45 views0 comments

© 2018 BCUQI

Privacy statement/GDPR:

 BCUHB is not responsible for external link content nor external Twitter comments.

 Several external organisations' logos are used: they all link to their respective websites.

BCUHB staff should not include any patient identifiable information or use any health board system passwords including nadex passwords when using any areas of this website.

Unless otherwise indicated, the design and content of this site is the property of BCUQI which is part of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Permission should be sought prior to any use of the design and content from this or other pages contained in this site.

The BCUQI Team (part of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board) may share your personal information within the team and relevant health board staff for the purposes of administration of Members' Area/Forum as well as booking onto events.  By booking a place at events using this site, or applying for membership, you agree to this policy and for your data to be retained indefinitely for the purpose of Quality Improvement work and consent to us contacting you in future. This booking may involve an external provider, in which case their Privacy Policy will apply. You may contact us for more information about any data  or photographs we hold, including asking us to delete these, by contacting us by email (bcu.qualityimprovement@wales.nhs.uk).