Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2023

Clinical Audit Awareness Week (#CAAW23) was held from 19-23 June 2023. Thank you to everyone for getting involved!

Clinical Audit Awareness Week is a national campaign to promote and celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and quality improvement work in healthcare. It is run in collaboration with the National Quality Improvement (incl. Clinical Audit) Network (N-QI-CAN).

Clinical Audit Heroes Awards

The 2023 Clinical Audit Heroes Awards are a key part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week. Our partners N-QI-CAN ran ‘Lunch & Learn’ events daily throughout the week of 19-23 June 2023, at which the winners of the Clinical Audit Heroes Awards were announced:

Patient Safety 

  • WINNER: Robert Oakley, Senior Pharmacist at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more here.

Patient and Public Involvement

  • JOINT WINNER: Solent Academy of Research and Improvement Side by Side group
  • JOINT WINNER: Epilepsy12 Youth Advocates, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • COMMENDED: Laura Hall, Quality and Audit Midwife at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Find out more here.

Healthcare Inequalities

  • WINNER: Isabel Cowling, Michelle Fleeman, Menik Upatissa & Indu Mahabeer from Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
  • COMMENDED: Mikaela Wardle, Senior House Officer at Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, in partnership with the Homeless Patient Pathway and Alcohol Care teams

Find out more here.

Influencing Organisational Change

  • JOINT WINNER: Amy Baker, Patient Outcomes Manager, and the Patient Outcomes Team at Cambridge University Hospitals. Case study
  • JOINT WINNER: Ella Howard, Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service Assistant Psychologist at Cambridgeshire Community Services
  • COMMENDED: Dementia and Delirium Team at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Find out more here.


  • WINNER: Amanda Van Vuuren, Darshana Dhaka, Mat MacDonald and Connor Brown, Consultant (Anaesthetics) and Junior Doctors at Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

Find out more here.

Further information: For more about the awards, go to the dedicated Clinical Audit Heroes awards page.


Lunch & Learn events

Recordings of these events, which took place during Clinical Audit Awareness Week, can be found below:

Masterclass – Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Methods: Dancing partners or strictly rivals?

As part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week, HQIP co-hosted a masterclass with the Q Community, with speakers sharing their take on clinical audit and Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies, how they are different and how they come together. This event included lively debate on this topic, and provided participants with much ‘food for thought’ (a follow-up session will be held; details of which will be shared via HQIP’s newsletter). In the meantime, a recording of this event can be found here. You also download an infographic, with reflections on this session by Clare Fountain (HQIP’s Associate Director for Quality Improvement), here.

Past events

To find out more about the 2022 Clinical Audit Awareness Week and Clinical Audit Heroes Awards, click here.