#CAAW24: Influencing Change resources published

Published: 27 Jun 2024

📢 As part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2024, which aims to highlight the value of clinical audit and quality improvement in enhancing patient outcomes, we are excited to share a range of valuable resources from HQIP, the clinical audit community, and the broader healthcare sector, focusing on Influencing Change and Improvement in Healthcare:

  • Clinical audit helps identify areas for improvement in patient care and outcomes by comparing current clinical practice to evidenced based standards. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are experts in evidence-based best practice who consider both clinical effectiveness and value for money when evaluating new health technologies and producing guidance for healthcare practitioners to deliver the best care.
  • All NCAPOP projects aim to have a positive impact on patient care and the national, system, local and public key impacts are reported on each year. The 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 compendium of NCAPOP impact reports can all be found here.
  • To aid local quality improvement (QI), HQIP have reshaped NCAPOP outputs to include tools to support this at a trust level. A QI guide has also been created to signpost healthcare services to a broad range of QI tools and advice on how to implement them. Further to this, is an information governance in local quality improvement guide.
  • Another NHS England programme designed to improve patient care is Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT). By undertaking an in-depth review of specialities along with a broad data gathering and analysis exercise, they are able to highlight both underperformance and excellence of individual trusts. The GIRFT team then supports trusts through an implementation phase of report recommendations that tackle unwarranted variation and lead to improved productivity, efficiency, and capacity.

In addition, the following resources from HQIP are also useful:

  • Article: In Avoiding ‘lost in translation’, Jill Stoddart, Director of Operations (National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme) at HQIP, discusses how you can use national healthcare data to support meaningful change – Cornerstone2024.pdf (article on pages 14-18).
  • Case study on a 2023 Clinical Audit Awareness Week winning project from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on using data from the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) site to provide a single place to access and evaluate national audit and registry data 24/7 – Influencing Change CUH 2023 case study.
  • Case study on a 2023 Clinical Audit Awareness Week winning project from Cambridgeshire Community Services on their Peer-to-Peer clinical record keeping auditing programme – Influencing Change CCS 2023 case study.

Note that this list is intended to signpost to relevant useful resources but, for those published outside of HQIP, we are unable to take responsibility for them – please contact the provider direct if you have any questions.