Public Sector Event

Clinical Audit Masterclass For Social Care Professionals

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Date: 25 Feb 2014

Synopsis: Clinical audit masterclass is a one-day course that provides delegates working in social care with a full understanding of the clinical audit process and includes information and advice on how to carry out clinical audit to an advanced level.

Clinical audit was formally introduced into the NHS in 1989 and it is now expected that all healthcare professionals will conduct audits in order to ensure patient care meets agreed minimum standards. Demands on healthcare staff to conduct clinical audits appear ever-increasing and in recent years all Trusts have been expected to participate in relevant national clinical audits, report audit activity via Quality Accounts and make audit results available to the Care Quality Commission. The social care sector have limited experience of conducting clinical audit projects and this workshop will enable social care staff to familiarise themselves with all aspects of clinical audit to help them to apply learning to their local setting. Delegates will also be eligible to attain a nationally recognised qualification held by over 250 clinical audit professionals working in the NHS. Anyone working in a social care setting who has responsibility for maintaining client care and client safety should consider attending this course. No previous experience or understanding of clinical audit is required. Course content: •Audit definitions and exploring the difference between clinical audit and research •A short review of the history of clinical audit in the NHS and Social Care setting •An in depth look at the clinical audit process •Examples of successful clinical audit projects •Critiquing clinical audit projects and how to write a good audit report •Planning clinical audits for use in the social care sector •Tops tips and signposting to other resources


Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 020 8181 6491