Information Governance in local quality improvement

Guidance Published: Author: HQIP

This guide describes how Information Governance laws and principles apply to the use of personal data in local or regional multi-agency healthcare quality improvement studies such as clinical audit, productivity reviews, intervention testing, and service evaluation.

It is designed to assist clinicians, Quality Improvement specialists, support staff and service users who lead, take part in, or review, local and regional quality improvement studies such as clinical audits, with the application of IG law to their work.

Information governance in local quality improvement is available to download via the link below.

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'Using Clinical Audit in Commissioning Healthcare - a new guide from HQIP outlining how clinical audit can be used by commissioners to assure both quality and drive continuous improvement in patient care.

In addition to those who commission services and CCG quality leads, this  will be of interest to clinicians, clinical audit staff and NHS Trust Board members, particularly those who wish to negotiate and collaborate with their local commissioners.

Download 'Using Clinical Audit in Commissioning Healthcare Services' by clicking here