HQIP Patient Involvement Strategy: raft of initiatives unveiled

24 May 2012

HQIP is pleased to announce further details of its ongoing Patient and Public Involvement in Clinical Audit strategy (PPI), with a raft of initiatives for patients, their representatives, clinical audit staff and others involved in quality improvement.

The following initiatives will be rolled out across this summer, ready for showcasing at the two live events highlighted in point six:

  1. A practical guide for organisations who want to develop their lay involvement containing an action plan template, "How to create a patient panel"
  2. Two patient-focused online learning tools. The first, "An introductory session in understanding clinical audit", is for patients with an interest in understanding what clinical audit is and understanding a basic clinical audit report
  3. The second online learning tool will be called "A foundation session in understanding clinical audit". This will be in four-parts and will be for patient/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 this tool to help in their training programmes for volunteers
  4. A patient consent information leaflet. This is being designed to help patients understand the national clinical audit programme, before consenting for their data to be used
  5. A guide for clinical audit teams on how to write patient-friendly clinical audit reports
  6. Live events this autumn to launch and try out the products highlighted above - for both patients, patient representatives and clinical audit staff. The likely dates are as follows: Tuesday 2 October (Manchester); Friday 5 October (London).

Finally, HQIP also continues to expand its case study library; good examples of patient involvement in clinical audit should be sent to PPI Lead Kim Rezel via kim.rezel@hqip.org.uk.



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