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eNewsletter - Issue 66 - October 2014

Junior Doctors Finals Day taking shape


CASC and HQIP are delighted to announce that judging of over 150 entries for our junior doctors audit and QI competitions is now complete and all finalists have been invited to the Finals Day taking place in Leicester on 19th November. The standard of entries has been exceptional and the event will showcase best practice in audit and QI. The speaker list for the Finals Day is nearing completion and we will be joined by: Professor Danny Keenan (HQIP Medical Director and pictured), Dr. Kate Granger (who has gained prominence from her #hellomynameis campaign), Dick Moore (powerful personal case study), motivational speaker James Hilton (Art of Brilliance) and a number of award winning junior doctors. Delegate places are just £150 (plus VAT), but if you have a junior who has been shortlisted to present their poster the delegate place is just £80 (VAT inclusive). Contact the CASC team for more information.

CASC to deliver RCA training for clinical audit


CASC are pleased to announce that following an extensive tender process, HQIP have awarded Lot 4: Root Cause Analysis and Regional Training Events to the CASC team. We understand that this lot was highly competitive and we are delighted that HQIP’s evaluation panel described our bid as ‘exceptional’. We are now working on the production of a practical RCA guide for clinical audit and developing materials for workshops that will take place between November 2014 and January 2015. Using RCA techniques within the context of clinical audit is at an embryonic stage and we welcome local examples and case studies to include in the materials we are developing for HQIP so if you have carried out work in this field and would like to share it then please get in touch.

CASC plans for Clinical Audit Awareness Week


Clinical Audit Awareness Week is fast approaching and CASC are now in a position to reveal our plans and distribute some initial resources. We have created a simple and hopefully fun clinical audit crossword (click here to download) and we will also be running a clinical audit treasure hunt via Twitter. In addition, we will be posting a controversial new blog from our Clinical Audit Insider onto the Clinical Audit Tools website that will be sure to generate some debate. As part of the build-up to the week, HQIP have produced a range of resources and they are also holding daily webinars. For more details, visit the HQIP website via www.hqip.org.uk

Do you need help or support with Formic?


CASC are keen to find out more from clinical audit staff and teams who currently use Formic software to collect data for clinical audits and wider survey work. We are currently working with a Clinical Audit Facilitator who has considerable expertise in using Formic in relation to audit and other QI activities. Therefore, if you have Formic but are not using it or consider that you would benefit from further training in Formic with particular reference to clinical audit then please get in touch via info@clinicalauditsupport.com. At this stage we are looking to hold a small initial event of Formic users in Spring 2015.

HQIP announce QI award finalists


HQIP have recently announced 25 finalists for their annual Quality Improvement Awards. More than 60 entries were received and voting for winners will take place on day one of the HQIP conference on 3rd November with awards presented at the evening dinner. The 25 finalists are spread across four categories: partnership working with patients, partnership working with professional stakeholders, innovative dissemination and local improvement following NCAPOP. At this stage, congratulations must go to Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (4 entries shortlisted) and the Royal College of Physicians (6 entries shortlisted). To find out more, click here.

UHCW local audit and QI Awards day is a hit!


On 4th July 2014 University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire hosted their clinical audit and quality improvement awards day. The event was part of the Grand Round – a forum giving opportunity for colleagues to learn, update and connect in a multidisciplinary setting. From a total of 20 entries received, five audits were shortlisted and assessed by a panel of judges that included: the Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Non-Executive Director, Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Director of Quality and the Clinical Audit Co-ordinator. Both judges and the audience voted and the Audit of Sedation for Paediatric MRI by Dr Shields (Paediatric Consultant) and Dr Collins (CT1) was voted the clear winner. A copy of the winning clinical audit report and action plan / presentation is available by emailing clinical.audit@uhcw.nhs.uk. Dr Collins is pictured with Ed-Macalister-Smith (Non-Executive Director) with his prize of £150 towards future courses.

Update from Ethiopia


As many readers of our newsletter will be aware the CASC team visited Ethiopia in 2011 as part of an educational exchange initiative planned by University Hospitals Leicester to deliver clinical audit training to local healthcare staff. Since our visit we have sponsored Tenawork (a 7 year old girl living in Gondar) to enable her to go to school. We can report that Tenawork (pictured on the left with her mother) is progressing well and that she aspires to be a doctor! Her reports are a source of joy to us and help put our lives in perspective, e.g. in her September report she reported ‘owing to the recent hot weather and lack of access to running water we have all been bathing in the river’. If you are interested in finding out how to sponsor a child, please visit the Kindu Trust by clicking here.

Request your CASC information pack


CASC have developed a series of promotional materials that provides you with more details of the work that we support. The wallet of information includes a set of inserts: Introducing CASC, training and accreditation, support and consultancy, sharing best practice, event management and CASC case studies. The materials provide a great overview of how we work with healthcare professionals to improve the care that they deliver and there are a number of excellent case studies that show how our work has enabled organisations and teams to collaborate with us on ventures that have improved care, assured best practice and saved money. If you would like to receive your copy please email us via info@clinicalauditsupport.com

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