Clinical Audit 

Clinical audit is vital to ensuring the improvement of patient care and outcomes. It is a quality improvement process which measures current care and outcomes against the desired standard, to ensure patients can feel confident in the healthcare services they access.

Clinical audits are completed primarily for patient care and safety, but they can also contribute to the development and improvement of your professional practice.

This guide will support you in preparing for and conducting clinical audits so you can demonstrate your excellent services and identify areas where you can enable real improvements.


Key points covered in this guide

  • What is a clinical audit?
  • Why is a clinical audit important?
  • What are the steps for conducting an audit?
  • Audit templates

First published: 17 November 2016

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