Members of the Clinical Audit Support Centre have an excellent track record for publishing their work in academic journals. We believe that as clinical audit and QI professionals we have an obligation to share best practice with our colleagues. Both Stephen and Tracy were involved in the development of A Practical Guide for Clinical Audit – published by the Clinical Governance Support Team in 2005 and helped write the clinical audit methodology sections for the revised edition of Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit (2011). In addition, we have also been commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership to write a number of guidance documents. Further details are listed below:
Rashid C, Bradley R, Ruthven T and Ashmore S, Using clinical audit to reflect and revalidate, Nursing Times (online issue 12, p9-11). To read the article, click here.
Using root cause analysis techniques in clinical audit – a guidance document published in collaboration with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. Click here to find out more.
Ashmore S, Case study: GP Practice Participation Group – example of best practice for patient and public involvement published by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership.
Clinical Audit Teaching Toolkit – a guidance document published in collaboration with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership.
New Principles of Best Practice in Clinical Audit by Robin Burgess. Published by Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. ISBN-10: 1846192218. Tracy Ruthven, Stephen Ashmore and Louise Hazelwood authored the clinical audit methodology chapters (2 to 5). To order your copy, click here.
Ruthven T and Ashmore S, Clinical Audit: a guide for nurses, Nursing Management, April 2008, Volume 15, Number 1, pp18-22. Click here
Ruthven T and Ashmore S, Significant event audits can help pharmacists to identify weaknesses and make positive changes rapidly, Pharmacy Today, June 2007
Dunckley A, Stone M, Squire I, Johnson T, Farooqi A, Khunti K, An audit of secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in post acute myocardial infarction patients in primary care, Quality in Primary Care, Volume 14, Number 1, February 2006, pp15-20
Ashmore S and Johnson T, How best to tackle a clinical audit, Pharmacy in Practice, March 2006, pp51-55
Ashmore S and Johnson T, Enthusiastic and organised teams will produce successful clinical audit, Pharmacy in Practice, May 2006, pp110-113
Ashmore S and Johnson T, Analysing clinical audit data can reveal where change is needed, Pharmacy in Practice, August 2006, pp130-132
Ashmore S and Johnson T, Guide to significant event audit, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Vol 277, No 7412, 5th August 2006, pp174-175
Ashmore S and Johnson T, Plaudits for Audits, Association of Clinical Pathologists News, Summer 2006, pp18-19
Pre-2006 articles and publicationsA practical handbook for clinical audit published by the Clinical Governance Support Team. Lead author Graham Copeland (Clinical Audit Development Director) with contributions from Martin Ferris, Emma Challans, Stephen Ashmore, Tracy Johnson, Richard Kucyzc and Jane Hartley, 2005. To access the handbook, click here
M Amin, L Matthews, T Johnson, L Kilty, R Riley, The prevalence of breast-feeding in south Leicestershire, British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume 5, Issue 4, 10 April 2000, pp192-196
R Riley, T Johnson, L Pearson, An audit into homeless families in temporary accommodation, British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume 6, Issue 1, 15 January 2001, pp18-25
Farooqi A, Falconer Smith J, Lakhani M, Meakin C, Sorrie R, Ashmore S, The impact and acceptability of a central register on the standard of monitoring of lithium therapy: professional and patient perspectives, The Journal of Clinical Governance, Volume 10, Number 3, 1 September 2002, pp121-126. Available online click here
Ashmore S and Johnson T, Developing a structured approach to clinical audit training, Clinical Governance Bulletin, Volume 6, Number 1, 2005, pp2-4 (available online here)
Ashmore S, Johnson T, Chanter C, A guide to clinical audit, Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee Community Pharmacy News, December 2005, pp2-5 (available online here)
Chanter C, Ashmore S, Mandair S, Improving the patient experience in general practice with the General Practice Assessment Questionnaire (GPAQ), Quality in Primary Care, Volume 13, Number 4, December 2005, pp225-232, (available online here)