HQIP guide to involving junior doctors in clinical audit

Guidance Published: Author: HQIP

This guide describes how NHS trusts can manage the participation of junior doctors in clinical audit so that the clinical audits carried out by juniors are valuable, both to the NHS trust and to the doctors who carry them out. It includes the following:

  • What’s actually required and expected of junior doctors in relation to clinical audit
  • Why NHS trusts should be actively helping junior doctors do clinical audits
  • The nature of the commitment needed by everyone involved to get valuable clinical audits done by junior doctors
  • The training junior doctors need on clinical audit
  • The individuals who should help junior doctors and how they should help
  • The systems that have to be communicated to junior doctors and how the systems have
  • To work to support junior doctors
  • Ways to provide recognition for junior doctors’ clinical audits
  • Suggestions for subjects of clinical audits junior doctors can or should do
  • Assessing and improve current arrangements to support junior doctors’ involvement in audit

Published 2010