#CAAW24: Sustainable Change resources published

Published: 28 Jun 2024

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

  • Embedding sustainability into healthcare quality improvement is an approach to improve health outcomes whilst minimising the environmental, social and financial impacts. Sustainable quality improvement highlights potential waste in resources and any health and social inequalities. NHS trusts are assessed by the Care Quality Commission on their environmental sustainability. Tools are available on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement website that can assist healthcare organisations to highlight areas of opportunity in lowering their carbon emissions from care delivery.

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

  • Article: In IN FOR THE LONG HAUL, Vicky Patel, Chair of National Quality Improvement incl. Clinical Audit Network (N-QI-CAN), explores how to take an effective and sustainable approach to clinical audit – Cornerstone2024.pdf (article on pages 28-31).
  • Case study on a 2022 Clinical Audit Awareness Week winning project from the Sustainable Respiratory Care Audit Team at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on their project designed to reduce the environmental impacts of healthcare – Sustainable Respiratory Care Audit 2022 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.