The following section of the website focuses on teams and individuals that we consider to be our partners. We have worked closely with our partners for many years. We consider their work to be of an excellent standard. We happily endorse them all.
Healthcare Conferences UK
Healthcare Conferences UK (HCUK) organise and produce high quality healthcare conferences and exhibitions with a specialist interest in a clinical audience. HCUK research, plan and deliver around 100 conferences and training events each year to assist in the continuing professional development of healthcare professionals. Their events are accredited and will help doctors, nurses and all healthcare professionals meet their revalidation requirements. HCUK have won a number of national awards for the support they provide to healthcare teams and organisations.
In addition, HCUK have been staunch supporters of clinical audit and run two or three annual conferences focusing on clinical audit and quality improvement. Over the last fifteen years, CASC have partnered with HCUK to run a wide range of training workshops that focus on: clinical audit, patient safety techniques and quality improvement. To find out more about the work of HCUK, click here.
Audit Management and Tracking (AMAT)
Audit Management and Tracking (AMaT) provide bespoke IT software that enables healthcare organisations to manage and track all their clinical audit and QI projects. The software was initially tested in the NHS and in a short period of time has become seen as the leader in its field. As part of their work AMaT want to ensure that staff in all healthcare organisations using their software fully understand the clinical audit process. Therefore, AMaT commission CASC to provide accredited training for all AMaT customers. In addition, AMaT also support local clinical audit teams in a range of ways. The annual AMaT conference that traditionally takes place in May each year is a stellar event, plus AMaT create regular valuable podcasts that showcase talented staff in the clinical audit and QI community. To find out more, click here.
AIM Qualification and Assessment Group
Almost all CASC training courses are now accredited. This is vitally important to us as it 1) provides learners with the opportunity to obtain academic certification for their hard work and 2) it demonstrates that we have been thoroughly assessed by an external agency to ensure our training meets a minimum standard.
Since CASC was established in 2006 we have worked with several accrediting bodies – both academic and healthcare-related. Our courses are currently accredited by the AIM Qualification and Assessment Group (a body that emerged when our previous accrediting body, Open College Network West Midlands, partnered with another educational provider). AIM Qualification and Assessment Group is a leading awarding and end-point assessment organisation. AIM have over thirty years’ experience developing high quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. AIM have assessed and approved CASC to ensure that all our accredited courses and qualifications are fit-for-purpose and meet national educational standards.
We have a strong working relationship with the AIM and learners now typically wait just four to six weeks from sending us their assignments to receiving their certification. To find out more about the AIM Qualification and Assessment Group, please click here.
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
When it comes to clinical audit and quality improvement, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership has held a pivotal position over the last ten years. HQIP were awarded the contract to reinvigorate local and national clinical audit by the Department of Health in 2008 and since this time HQIP have managed the National Clinical Audit Patient Outcomes Programme and other high profile projects such as the National Joint Registry. Moreover, HQIP were tasked with providing a wide range of resources, best practice guidance documents and running training for local audit staff. To find out more about HQIP, download our factsheet, here.
CASC have worked closely with HQIP over the last ten years, during which time we have been awarded a number of contracts. You can read more about the Train the Trainer in Clinical Audit Teaching Tooklit that we developed for HQIP here. We were also commissioned by HQIP to create an innovative guide showcasing how to use root cause analysis methods in clinical audit and this work was carried out in 2015-16. For more details, click here. Our junior doctor clinical audit and QI awards started as a CASC initiative in 2010 but from 2013 to 2016 HQIP collaborated as our partners. For more details, click here.