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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, in order to promote and encourage members’ and Fellows’ participation in local and national audits.

The audit lead must be a member or Fellow of the RCR, and if certain roles or tasks are delegated within the department, the responsibility for such tasks lies with the audit lead.

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 submissions to and the use of Audit Library, the RCR’s online resource of audit templates.

The Audit Library

A collection of audit templates, with downloadable data collection forms for local use. It provides ideas and methodologies for those undertaking audits for revalidation or planning the annual forward programme. 

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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