Train the Trainer course proves a great success
CASC and HQIP are pleased to report that the series of Train the Trainer in Clinical Audit courses held in June proved to be a unanimous success with all delegates recommending the course! The CASC team visited Manchester, Leeds, London, Bristol and Birmingham to deliver six workshops to 150 learners from across England. The focal point of each training session was showcasing CASC’s updated Clinical Audit Teaching Toolkit (CATT) and showing delegates how to use the various resources to help enhance local clinical audit training sessions. Workshops also provided best practice in lesson planning, understanding learning styles, creating the right training environment, etc. The CATT is now available via the HQIP website, for more details, click here. If you would like to attend the next Train the Trainer course taking place on 8th October in Leicester, please contact the CASC team.
HQIP conference: 7th July is the key date!
HQIP have announced booking details for their annual conference that will be taking place at East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on 3-4 November. Booking for the conference will open at 11am on Monday 7th July via the eventbrite section on HQIP’s website. Each delegate place is charged at £175 (including VAT) and this includes both days at the conference and the evening awards dinner. HQIP have also negotiated reduced rates for the onsite Orchard Hotel at between £90 and £102 per room (including VAT). Sir Bruce Keogh (NHS Medical Director) will provide the keynote address and there will also be a panel debate at the end of day one to be chaired by the leading healthcare broadcaster, Vivienne Parry. To find out more about the conference, click here.
Entries for our Junior Doctor competitions are coming in!
CASC are delighted to announce that since opening entries for the annual junior doctors clinical audit and quality improvement competitions entries have started to reach us. Typically we receive the majority of entries for both competitions in August ahead of the 1st September deadline so it is very encouraging to see early submissions this year. The competition is now in its fifth year and CASC have partnered with HQIP once again after the success of the 2013 competition. The Finals Day will be held on 19th November to showcase posters from junior doctors and this event will also include keynote speakers who will be of interest to the wider clinical audit and QI community. Please make junior doctors you work with aware of both competitions. More details are available by clicking here.
NICOR recruiting to six positions
NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) who HQIP commissions to run the six cardiac national clinical audits is recruiting to six positions. Posts include: two information analysts (salary range £32-39K), data programmer (salary range £32-36K), audit and research manager (salary range £40-44K) and two project managers (salary range £32-33K). The closing date for applications to all posts is 3rd July 2014 and full details of all these vacancies can be found by clicking here.
Follow CASC on Twitter
With 255 million active users of twitter worldwide, more and more tweets are focusing on clinical audit and quality improvement in healthcare. Indeed, CASC have observed a considerable increase in the last 12 months of tweets relating directly to clinical audit. Our recent Train the Trainer in Clinical Audit courses have confirmed that many clinical audit practitioners now hold twitter accounts and CASC used twitter in June to provide regular updates from the six aforementioned Train the Trainer workshops. Other key bodies involved in the field also use twitter to provide relevant updates so we encourage those of you using twitter to post relevant comments and search via the likes of @cascleicester, @hqip, @ISQua and @HCUK_Clare
Call for abstracts: Clinical Audit and Improvement 2015
Healthcare Conference UK have asked us to inform the clinical audit and quality improvement community that their 15th annual clinical audit conference will be held from 3-4 March 2015 at Hallam Conference Centre in London. The event is now open for abstracts and the closing date for submissions is 22nd August 2014. Full details and guidelines for the abstracts are available by clicking here. Healthcare Conferences UK invite abstracts for two categories: oral presentations and / or poster presentations.
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