CASC workshop on reinvigoration of clinical audit
As part of Healthcare Conferences UK (HCUK) annual Clinical Audit for Improvement conference CASC have been invited to deliver a 90 minute workshop entitled ‘Clinical Audit in 2016: have we met Liam’s reinvigoration challenge’. This will be a practical and interactive workshop focusing on research to assess if clinical audit has been reinvigorated since 2006 as Sir Donaldson (pictured) advocated. The event also features keynote talks from NHS England, NQICAN members, HQIP, NAGCAE and the Care Quality Commission. HCUK are offering a discounted rate to clinical audit professionals and full details are available by clicking here.
CASC RCA for Clinical Audit guide imminent
As part of an innovative initiative set up by HQIP, in September 2014 CASC won the tender to deliver a series of workshops focusing on how root cause analysis methods could be used to enhance the impact of clinical audit. This led to a series of workshops sponsored by HQIP and delivered by CASC that took place around the country between November 2014 and January 2015. The final part of this initiative has been the creation of a user-friendly guide to supplement the training and we are delighted to be able to announce that HQIP have assured us the publication is now imminent. The guide explains how techniques such as brainstorming, five whys, process mapping, run charts, cause and effect models, etc. can be used to add value to clinical audit projects. Watch the HQIP and CASC websites for more details in coming weeks!
Book for accredited courses in March
We are pleased to announce that there are still a limited number of places available on our Advanced Clinical Audit course and Train the Trainer in Clinical Audit course taking place in Leicester on 16-17 March. We are offering a 10% discount to learners who book to attend both courses. Both courses can also be delivered in-house as can our new course ‘Significant Event Audit and Root Cause Analysis in one-day’. Be aware that with the forthcoming introduction of nurse revalidation we will also be delivering a range of accredited clinical audit, risk management and quality improvement courses specifically for nursing professionals. To find out more about the courses we offer, click here.
Closure of Clinical Audit Tools planned
Many of you will be aware that in 2012 CASC launched the Clinical Audit Tools website to help support clinicians undertaking audit projects. The resource has been well received and tools such as ‘Is it a Clinical Audit’ and the audit ready reckoner proved particularly popular. However, the discussion boards have received very little support and with this in mind we have determined that the Clinical Audit Tools website will be closed in the first-half of 2016 with key resources moved to the CASC business website. Therefore, if there are any resources that you would like to access on the Clinical Audit Tools website then we advise that you access these before Easter. A formal announcement on the closure of Clinical Audit Tools website will be made in due course.
Patient safety events seeking entries
Many of you working in clinical audit and quality improvement will be eager to share your work with others via national and international conferences. With this in mind, you may be interested in the following two events: Patient Safety and Congress taking place in Manchester from 5-6 July. This event incorporates the Patient Safety Awards (now in their 8th year). To find out how to submit your entry, click here. In addition, the International Association of Risk Management in Medicine announced their 5th World Congress of Clinical Safety taking place in Boston from 21-23 September. Abstracts must be submitted no later than the end of May 2016 and further details are available here.
HQIP publish Quality Accounts 2016/17 list
On 12 January 2016 HQIP launched the Quality Accounts list for 2016/17. This is backed by updated guidance and the new National Clinical Audit Directory, described by HQIP as ‘a comprehensive and dynamic resource designed to provide all the crucial information for every NCA and national enquiry’. The Directory contains links to latest reports by financial year, updated contact information, data collection period details, etc. The one-page tool is designed to be user-friendly and replaces the previous Quality Accounts Resource. The 2016/17 list contains 51 programmes. For more details, click here.
CASC local conference on hold
As stated in previous CASC correspondence we are looking to run a conference specifically aimed at local clinical audit professionals. Our initial plans were to hold this in Spring 2016 and to invite local clinical audit and QI staff to present and submit their work to a competition. However, the initial response to the proposed event has been quite varied and we have decided to wait until after NHS England make an announcement on the future of HQIP before we confirm if this event will take place. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see included in such a one-day conference then please contact us via www.clinicalauditsupport.com
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