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Everything you need for #CAAW18

Here at the Clinical Audit Support Centre we always make a big fuss about Clinical Audit Awareness Week [#CAAW18] and this year is no different! Indeed, for 2018 we have created more resources and materials than ever before with a dedicated #CAAW18 section on our updated website, click here. In addition to the quizzes that we released for 2017, this year we have created an eight-page Clinical Audit for Dummies guide that helps novices gain a better understanding of how to undertake a clinical audit. Moreover, we have created six pledge cards for 2018 (these were super popular in 2017). Please download these, take photos and share via Twitter. We have real-world clinical audit case studies (thanks to all who took the time to submit these) featuring a broad range of teams (not just hospitals), plus profiles of some very well-known ex-clinical audit professionals that include their tips for success. There are also inclusive competitions to help promote audit (with the added bonus of cash prizes) plus loads of posters featuring the great work undertaken by junior doctors and those who were shortlisted for our 2018 Clinical Audit Prize. And much more…

Competitions galore for #CAAW

Here at CASC we love a competition to stimulate innovative thinking! And it seems as though many clinical audit/QI teams and healthcare professionals love to get involved. With this in mind, for #CAAW18 we are challenging teams by offering two competitions. The first is our Clinical Audit Acronym competition. All you have to do is come up with a new acronym using A-U-D-I-T… it really is that simple! The entry forms are available here and we encourage you to share entries via Twitter or email them to us. We are looking for entries that promote the positive side of audit, but we are also happy to receive funny offerings too. £25 cash prize to the winner plus a few ‘spot’ runners-up prizes on offer. In addition, we are also running our Clinical Audit Strapline competition. This is something we often do as part of our training and it has proved very popular. All you need to do is come up with a strapline in relation to clinical audit. This should sell the merits of the discipline and can be witty and funny. Again, share your entries via Twitter and email them to us. Entry forms and a previous favourite available here.

Book your place and save!

As part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week this year we are offering all learners that enrol onto our popular Clinical Audit Distance Learning course discounted places. The typical cost per place is £660 inclusive of VAT, but for the duration of #CAAW18 we are offering places at just £500 inclusive of VAT! This is an accredited course and all learners receive one-to-one support to help them undertake a full (two cycle) clinical audit project that relates to local delivery of care. All learners receive a comprehensive course guide and access to lots of CASC materials, plus a copy of the New Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit book. Learners who enrol gain access to tutor support for up to 12 months (although tutors will not assist with data collection). This discounted offer relates to all enquiries received between now and 23 November. We also offer further discounts for multiple course bookings. To see the course flyer, click here.

Request your CASC information pack

CASC have developed an electronic brochure that provides you with more details of the work that we support. There are lots of examples of how we can support clinical audit and quality improvement projects, plus the brochure includes sections on: accredited training, consultancy, patient safety work, help we provide to staff in primary care, case studies, clinical audit awareness week, etc.

Take a look at ‘stuff CASC like’

The CASC team like to keep as up-to-date as possible and we enjoy examining a wide range of materials and resources. This ‘stuff we like’ section does what it says on the tin! We will re-fresh this section of our homepage approximately every month and our aim is to focus on highlighting useful and ideally less mainstream materials that those working in audit, QI and patient safety will find stimulating and useful.

Get a copy of CASC’s latest jobs bulletin

Since 2009 the CASC team have diligently searched through the NHS Jobs website to identify current clinical audit and clinical effectiveness vacancies. From this information we produce our weekly clinical audit jobs bulletin and typically this is released every Monday. By producing this document, we aim to save local audit staff looking for new opportunities lots of time.


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