Clinical audits make up a crucial element of any CQC inspection, and by having a well-managed and evidence-based clinical audit, your organisation can achieve the best possible CQC result.

This Practical Guide to a Successful Clinical Audit training course is designed to provide you with a robust step-by-step approach to effectively plan and conduct a successful clinical audit. In a series of sessions, learning how to use clinical audits during inspections, as well as applying better standards to clinical care.

By attending this Practical Guide to a Successful Clinical Audit training course, you’ll gain a practical action plan for managing your own local clinical audits to get the best possible CQC result.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how the CQC use clinical audit reports when it comes to inspections
  • Develop the skills to plan, conduct and implement the results of a Clinical Audit Project
  • Determine the best standards, measures and analysis tools for your specific audit
  • Consider how to work with both local and national audits
  • Overcome common barriers to effective clinical audits
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Workshop 1: Introduction to Clinical Audit

  • 1989 to 2017: how audit has evolved
  • Understand recent reports and quality improvement regulations
  • Discover the importance and value of effective clinical audit
  • Compare clinical audits with other quality improvement processes
10:45 - 11:15

Expectations of CQC Inspections

  • What do Inspectors look for in clinical audit reports?
  • Learn how to meet requirements and prove quality improvements
  • Q&A session
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 13:00

Workshop 2: The Clinical Audit Cycle – Part 1

  • Learn to plan your clinical audit project and select audit topics
  • Consider best practice in selecting measurable criteria and standards
  • Discover approaches to collecting and analysing data
  • Determine key areas for improvement
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Workshop 3: The Clinical Audit Cycle – Part 2

Complete the clinical audit cycle by:

  • Implementing changes and overcoming barriers to change
  • Planning a re-audit
  • Top tips for writing your clinical audit report
14:45 - 15:15

Workshop 4: Critique and Improve Past Clinical Audits

  • Discover good practice and mitigate poor practice
  • Apply best practice to real life clinical audit projects
  • Consider improvements for the audit process
15:15 - 16:00

Workshop 5: Develop your Clinical Audit Action Plan

In this guided workshop delegates will apply learning from the day to their own clinical audit project:

  • Determine criteria to measure and appropriate analysis methods
  • Plan to overcome likely barriers to a successful audit
  • Map and understand stakeholders required to implement improvements
  • Learn about useful resources for each stage of the audit process
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close