Clinical Audit

Welcome to Kingston Hospital NHS Trust Clinical Audit.

What is clinical audit?

'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'.1

Who should be involved?

All those involved in the delivery of health care such as doctors, nurses, therapists and pharmacists, as well as administrative and managerial staff. You are encouraged to include the patient perspective in your audit and include them where possible, for example through piloting of questionnaires.

Clinical audit at Kingston Hospital

Clinical audit at Kingston Hospital is led by the Clinical Audit Group, which meets bi-monthly. All specialities have an Audit Lead who is a member of this group.

For a summary of useful contacts and resources, see the Clinical Audit Guide. For guidance on carrying out an audit, see A Basic Guide to Clinical Audit.

References

1. Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit, 2011