Clinical Audit

Clinical Audit and Trust Wide Audit Programme

Clinical audit is a way to find out if health services are meeting local and national standards and targets. It lets care providers and patients know where their service is doing well, and where there could be improvements. The work of clinical audit teams is essential, both as drivers of improvement in their own organisations, and in terms of their contribution to national audit data collection that allows appropriate scrutiny of our health and social care system. (Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership – HQIP, 2024)

The Clinical Audit Programme incorporates the clinical audit priorities for the Trust. The Trust is committed to improving healthcare provision by actively encouraging all clinical staff and those in training to be involved in clinical audit.

Clinical Audit activity is monitored by the Quality Assurance Department. Our aim is to offer advice and support to all staff undertaking audit and service evaluation projects throughout the Trust.