Current and forthcoming audit projects

Audit and its uses

Audit is a tool for directly improving healthcare outcomes and ensuring patient care is provided in line with best practice standards. Other acceptable uses that take a more indirect path to improvement are to gather data that demonstrates clinical outcomes, to compare practice between different services/individuals, to inform and assure patients, to provide a reserve of information that can be used for research, to enhance the status of a specific intervention or area of practice through providing evidence of outcomes, to inform clinical practice on a longer term basis, to gather information to maintain patient safety, to inform commissioning and policy and to measure and improve equity of care (HQIP, 2011).

Current audit projects

Forthcoming audit projects

2021

  • Quality assurance (peer review) and REALMs

2022

2023

  • Actionable reporting and communication of radiology reports