Introduction: Foundations, tradition and new directions: the future of clinical audit in a new decade. Stage 1 - Preparation, planning and organisation of clinical audit. Stage 2 - Measuring Performance. Stage 3 - Implementing Change. Stage 4 - Sustaining Improvement Appendices Ethics and Clinical Audit. Clinical Audit, Impact and Quality Improvement - a discursive review. Change Management. Criteria and Indicators for best practice in clinical audit. Clinical Audit: a guide for NHS boards & partners. Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) in Clinical Audit. Further Sources of Help and Information. Abbreviations.
Chief Executive, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership