Guide for Clinical Audit Leads

Guidance | Published: 11 Aug 2016

This guide is intended to support clinicians who are responsible for leading clinical audit in clinical services and at senior levels in healthcare organisations. Clinical leads have a key role to play in ensuring that clinical audit delivers improvements in the quality of care, and this guide sets out the requirements of the role. It should also be useful for medical and clinical directors and for clinical audit managers.

This is an update to the previous guide for clinical audit leads which was published by HQIP in 2011.

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Healthcare Quality Quest was established in 1986 and has continuously supported healthcare organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Botswana, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands and Taiwan in implementing the clinical audit process.

We consult, teach and publish on improving and accounting for the quality and safety of patient care. We provide expert help on quality improvement, clinical audit, clinical governance, patient experience, risk assessment, incident reporting and root cause analysis processes for NHS, military, private sector and charitable organisations. Thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as clinical audit, governance or quality improvement specialists, have participated in our educational activities.

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Guide for Clinical Audit Leads