E-learning Training Resource for Clinical Audit

February 2012: The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and partners have developed an exciting new e-learning training resource on clinical audit for trainees and other health professionals – go to e-learning-resources-clinical-audit.

Local Clinical Audit: HQIP Handbook for Physicians

Local clinical audit has enormous clinical potential which to date has been, to a large extent, untapped. This handbook provides a stimulus and a means whereby physicians, both in training and in consultant posts, can maximise the full benefits of audit. While all are familiar with data collection, the other critical phases of the audit cycle are equally important. We need to enthuse and enable physicians to reflect on audit findings, inter-relate with patients and managers in devising methods for improving care, take a lead role in driving improvements and ensure repeat data collection to demonstrate change.

In these ways patient care can be improved, the quality of care can be assured and clinicians, both individually, as Societies and as a College, can truly meet their professional aspirations. This handbook should help us along the way.

Dr Michael Cheshire
Clinical Vice President
Royal College of Physicians, London