Statutory and Mandatory requirements for clinical audit
When carried out in accordance with best practice standards, clinical audit:
- provides assurance of compliance with clinical standards
- identifies and minimises risk, waste and inefficiencies
- improves the quality of care and patient outcomes
The table available for download below is a summary of the current statutory and mandatory requirements imposed on healthcare providers who work in the NHS in England. It will be kept under review and updated as necessary, particularly as further details emerge of the Governments response to the Francis Inquiry. LAST REVIEW DATE: 1 April 2013 - updated to include the 2013/2014 NHS Standard Contract, the introduction of the NHS provider Licence by Monitor and changes to the Foundation Trust Annual Report, and the review of the NHSLA Clinical Negligence Schemes. Links have been refreshed as necessary.