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The role of audit leads

The purpose of the audit lead role is to act as a liaison between the College and the clinical radiology department or cancer centre, in order to promote and encourage members’ and Fellows’ participation in local and national audits.

Radiology audit leads must be a member or Fellow of the RCR; oncology audit leads should ideally be a member or Fellow of the RCR, but the role may be delegated to a non-RCR member who is a medical professional.  If certain roles or tasks are delegated within the department, the responsibility for such tasks lies with the audit lead. The RCR recommends that 0.5-1 programmed activity per week should be allowed in the job plan to account for the work involved.

To act as a link person to liaise within the directorate and the Trust regarding issues raised by the RCR on audit and effectiveness.
To provide suggestions for national audits to the relevant Faculty's Audit and Quality Improvement Committee, considering national and local agendas.
To facilitate audit within their own department considering national and local agendas.
To assist with the piloting of audit projects.
To encourage colleagues to participate in audit at national level and to ensure participation in relevant RCR national audits.
To present completed projects at departmental audit meetings and feed-back consensus gained, with recommendations regarding any changes to clinical practice as a result of the audits.
To participate in audit conferences. Audit leads may nominate a deputy to attend but should the deputy not be an RCR member or Fellow, the delegate will have to be charged at the non-member's rate.
To encourage and support submissions to the annual Audit and Quality Improvement ePoster Competitions.
To encourage submissions to and the use of AuditLive (radiology) / Audit Library (oncology), the RCR’s online resources of audit templates.

AuditLive (Clinical radiology)

A collection of audit templates providing a framework identifying best practice in key stages of the audit cycle, covering over 100 radiology topics, and supporting the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI).
AuditLive (radiology)

Audit Library (Clinical oncology)

Audit Library is a collection of audit templates providing a framework identifying best practice in key stages of the audit cycle, covering over a variety of oncology topics.

Audit Library (oncology)

Audit & Quality Improvement

Audit is a quality improvement cycle that measures the effectiveness of healthcare against established standards. Access our audit library and view our publications.

Audit & Quality Improvement