RCP Tools for Auditing Patient Records
Monday, 30 April 2012 09:53
11 April 2012
The RCP's Health Informatics Unit (HIU) has developed three tools for auditing patient records against the HIU standards covering generic record-keeping standards, standards for admission clerking and discharge summaries. More information about the 3 tools can be found at HIU Tools for Record Keeping. Clinical records are fundamental to the quality and safety of patient care. There is abundant reported evidence of poor clinical records and they are a frequent factor in clinical incidents; improvements in written clinical notes through application of agreed standards should help to improve patient safety and quality of care.
NCAS: Additional Assessors Required
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 09:50
The National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) requires Consultant Gastroenterologists to perform clinical assessments. The time commitment for this role will be 7.5 days and includes an initial briefing (1 day), the visit itself (4 days), report writing (2 days) andd follow-up activites (0.5 days).
Applications from members who have experience of acting as assessors, reviewers, investigators or appraisers (e.g. RCP Rapid Response Team or RCP examiners) will be treated with preference.
- NCAS information sheet [ 145 kb ]
HQIP Patient Network Opportunity
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:16
9 March 2012
Updated HQIP Resources
Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:57
29 Feb 2012
HQIP's Quality Improvement and Development Team have recently revised several HQIP Guidance and Resources products. "All of our guidance is reviewed periodically and it is important that the resources continue to reflect some of the most recent changes in healthcare. For example, the statutory and mandatory requirements for clinical audit resource now includes information issued by the CQC on how they will use national clinical audit datasets in compiling risk profiles for registered healthcare providers" said Kate Godfrey, National Lead for Quality Improvement and Development. Download the updated materials from Updated Clinical Audit Resources.
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