The recent CQC report The state of care in NHS acutehospitals: 2014 to 2016 states “For a trust to be confidentabout the quality of its services there must be acomprehensive clinical audit programme supported by aprogramme of continuous quality improvement.” The reportalso states “Trusts rated good and outstanding have effectiveclinical audit processes and ensure that audits are used todrive quality improvements.”This one day clinical audit masterclass will provide you witha full understanding of why clinical audit is important toorganisations, teams and individuals (e.g. helping to meetyour revalidation requirements).The day starts by focusing on why clinical audit is importantin 2019. Learners undertake a number of short activities tohelp them understand how clinical audit relates to research,service evaluation and other current quality improvementtechniques. Thereafter the main part of the day focuses ona step-by-step guide to undertaking an effective clinical auditproject that will make a difference locally.You will also be able to look at real life clinical audit projects,giving you the opportunity to see first hand what makes agood clinical audit report. The day will help you to identifyand overcome the barriers and resistance to clinical auditand culminates with a look at what will be coming next forclinical audit in future years.The masterclass will be facilitated by Stephen Ashmore andTracy Ruthven, Directors of the Centre for Clinical AuditSupport who collectively have over 40 years experienceworking in clinical audit. Stephen and Tracy will provide youwith a highly interactive and practical day and will encourageyou to share your personal experiences of audit to ensureyou again a clear understanding of how excellent clinicalaudit will benefit your organisation.