Clinical audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change. Aspects of the structure, processes, and outcomes of care are selected and systematically evaluated against explicit criteria. Where indicated, changes are implemented at an individual, team or service level and further monitoring is used to confirm improvement in healthcare delivery.
Clinical audit provides the framework to improve the quality of patient care in a collaborative and systematic way. When clinical audit is conducted well, it enables the quality of care to be reviewed objectively, within an approach which is supportive, developmental and focused on improvement.
Benefits of clinical audit are that it:
- promotes and enables good practice
- provides opportunities for education and training
- builds relationships between clinicians, clinical teams, managers and patients
- leads to improvements in service delivery and patient outcomes.
Clinical Audit Team Contact Details
Steve Hazeldine - Audit Team Manager
Judy Waddell - Clinical Audit Co-ordinator
Specialist & Family Services
Specialist Learning Disability
Debbie Denning - Clinical Audit Co-ordinator
Mental health (South Staffs)
Forensic Services (South Staffs)
Kayleigh Griffiths - Clinical Audit Co-ordinator
Mental health (Shropshire)
Forensic Services (Shropshire)
Lynne Sterry - Clinical Audit Support Officer
(working with Debbie & Kayleigh)
Chris Pettitt - Clinical Audit Support Officer
(working with Judy)
Richard Hudson - Clinical Audit Support Officer
(working with eveyone)
Rachel Pellew - Clinical Audit Admin Support
For full details on the service the Clinical Audit Team provides, click here.
0300 790 7000
The Linden Suite