Key role for HQIP experts at national summit

Published: 07 Mar 2019

Three experts from the UK’s leading organisation on clinical audit will address a national summit on improving health services later this month.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) representatives are taking part in the Clinical Audit for Improvement Summit 2019 which aims to showcase innovative areas of clinical audit and focus on the key challenges affecting clinical audit and improvement.

HQIP runs the national clinical audit programme which measures the success and safety of NHS services.

HQIP speakers at the event are:

  • medical director Professor Danny Keenan will deliver the keynote address giving an update on the national clinical audit programme and how this relates to quality improvement
  • patient and public involvement lead Kim Rezel co-presenting a session alongside Epilepsy 12, winners of HQIP’s inaugural award, the Richard Driscoll Memorial Award, to showcase patient involvement in national clinical audit
  • associate director for quality and improvement Mirek Skrypak focusing on how national clinical audits can inform and prioritise local improvement

Professor Keenan said: “The national clinical audit programme, the envy of health systems around the world, allows clinical teams to concentrate on where they need to focus their efforts to improve their services. It shines a light on areas of care, providing local teams with insight into where improvement needs to be made.

“Our challenge as health professionals is to synchronise audit, quality assurance and quality improvement. We’re looking forward to taking part in this national summit which will present great opportunities for learning, networking and championing the role of audit in service improvement.”

The event will cover clinical audit for improvement with a particular focus on the development of effective local clinical audit leading to recommendations that change practice and improve patient care. Topics include clinical audit leadership and patient engagement in clinical audit.

Other speakers include Celia Ingham Clark, NHS England’s medical director for clinical effectiveness on demonstrating the impact of clinical audit.

The event takes place on Friday 29 March 2019 at the De Vere West One Conference Centre, London. Places can be booked online.