Author(s):Robin Burgess and Rob Chaplin. Last updated: Dr Bosky Nair and Dr Amar Shah
CPD domain:Clinical, Professional
Clinical audit is a simple and effective mechanism for assuring ourselves about quality of care. It has been practised since the middle of the 19th century and has been enshrined in the professional regulations of Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council.
As well as ensuring compliance with minimum standards, clinical audit:
This module enables practitioners to understand the basics of clinical audit and why they should use it. By the end of the module we hope that you will be able to prepare for and implement a clinical audit within your own practice.
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