Online learning resources

Welcome to HQIP's online learning area – a series of flexible and free to use education packages on a number of subjects related to clinical audit and to healthcare quality improvement in general.

HQIP has so far commissioned six of these resources:

  • Intermediate level clinical audit training for clinicians' (created by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)
  • Transforming Clinical Audit Data into Quality Improvements’ (Healthcare Quality Quest)
  • Introduction to Clinical Audit for Non-Executive Directors (Mersey Internal Audit Agency).
  • Introduction to Clinical Audit for Internal Auditors (Mersey Internal Audit Agency)
  • Understanding Clinical Audit – online learning for patients (3 Degrees)
  • GPs: clinical audit, appraisal and revalidation (Primis)

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLINICAL AUDIT TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS (Apr 2012)
Overview:

This package is comprised of four complimentary sessions.

Covering 1-2 hours study time, these four elements are:
  1. Thinking about doing clinical audit;
  2. Identifying and collecting data;
  3. Analysing and interpreting data;
  4. Feedback and changing practice.

TRANSFORMING CLINICAL AUDIT DATA INTO QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS (Jun 2011)
Overview:

The covers the stages in clinical audit once the audit has been designed and data collected, outlining what to do to transform the data into tangible improvements in care.

The package consists of slide presentations with voice-overs. The package has and introduction and six modules, each taking 30-45 minutes to complete:
  1. Checking clinical audit findings;
  2. Reporting clinical audit findings;
  3. Analysing variation in clinical practice;
  4. Analysing shortcomings in patient care;
  5. Planning and taking the right actions to achieve improvement;
  6. Checking if improvement was achieved.

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL AUDIT FOR NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS (May 2012)

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL AUDIT FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS (May 2012)


UNDERSTANDING CLINICAL AUDIT – ONLINE LEARNING FOR PATIENTS (reviewed Sept 2013)
Overview:

This online learning includes:

  • "An introductory session in understanding clinical audit" for patients with an interest in understanding what clinical audit is and understanding a basic clinical audit report.
  • "A foundation session in understanding clinical audit" which is in four parts. This is designed for patient and volunteers who are interested in participating in clinical audit at a more in-depth level and joining a patient panel.
Clinical audit teams will be able to use these tools to help in their training programmes for patients and volunteers.


GPS: CLINICAL AUDIT, APPRAISAL AND REVALIDATION (Nov 2012)
Overview:

GPs: clinical audit, appraisal and revalidation is split into three online lessons to cover all aspects of clinical audit that GPs need to know for revalidation:
  • 1. Clinical audit for General Practitioners
  • 2. Clinical audit for GP practices
  • 3. Clinical audit and clinical commissioning groups