Consultation: second draft 'Principles of Quality in National Clinical Audits'

19 April 2012

HQIP invites a second round of comment on its new draft 'Principles of Quality in National Clinical Audits'. This important document, derived from an original consulted on and agreed by consensus already in Australia, but extensively rewritten for the UK, has already been through one round of national consultation in the UK after previous extensive small group review. We welcome further drafting suggestions as to how the final version can be improved.

We believe this is a groundbreaking and significant document, forming a national, possibly international consensus of the elements of best practice and quality in national clinical audit, (or clinical quality registers as such projects are largely known outside of the UK). We believe that once finally confirmed, this sets a standard for application in a multitude of environments - for commissioning, to assist participation decisions, to help providers improve their work, to help patients assess the value of NCA findings, for potential accreditation schemes, and possible other validation uses.

How to take part in this consultation:

HQIP invites views from anyone who has interest in national clinical audit. You may be someone who leads or runs a national audit and a statistician, clinician or patient. You may be a consumer of national audit in a clinical, management, commissioner, audit, patient or other role. We want to hear from you all.

Please use the links above to access the consultation form (containing background information and consultation feedback questionnaire) and the second draft version of 'Principles of Quality in National Clinical Audit'.

The consultation runs from 19 April until 5pm 17 May 2012




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