CASC Reports

Since 2010 we have conducted our annual online survey that invites those with an interest in clinical audit to provide anonymous feedback. The survey is conducted every December and to date we have always had a response rate above 100 (a high of 218 was reached in 2016).

The survey invites participants to provide feedback on: the effectiveness of national clinical audits, current views on clinical audit (positive and negative), resourcing for local clinical audit, patient involvement in clinical audit, etc. The survey is extremely comprehensive and is an accurate barometer of how clinical audit professionals are feeling. The survey was frequently endorsed and quoted by Professor Nick Black (during his time as NAGCAE chairman) and has featured in the Health Service Journal. We understand that in NQICAN have referenced the document at key meetings with national leaders in 2019.

The longevity of the survey – now with eight years of data collected – also enables us to identify key themes and trends from the clinical audit community. The full 2018 report is available here. In addition, we have created a number of documents that focus on particular questions in more detail - these appear below. Click on each document to learn more and/or download them.

The ‘state of clinical audit’ survey

Since 2010 we have conducted our annual online survey that invites those with an interest in clinical audit to provide anonymous feedback. The survey is conducted every December and to date we have always had a response rate above 100 (a high of 218 was reached in 2016).

The survey invites participants to provide feedback on: the effectiveness of national clinical audits, current views on clinical audit (positive and negative), resourcing for local clinical audit, patient involvement in clinical audit, etc. The survey is extremely comprehensive and is an accurate barometer of how clinical audit professionals are feeling. The survey was frequently endorsed and quoted by Professor Nick Black (during his time as NAGCAE chairman) and has featured in the Health Service Journal. We understand that in NQICAN have referenced the document at key meetings with national leaders in 2019.

The longevity of the survey – now with eight years of data collected – also enables us to identify key themes and trends from the clinical audit community. The full 2018 report is available here. In addition, we have created a number of documents that focus on particular questions in more detail - these appear below. Click on each document to learn more and/or download them.

  • The survey overall – key themes and results, here
  • Benefits of undertaking National Clinical Audit, here
  • Views on more or less National Clinical Audits, here

Clinical Audit Job Vacancies Report

Since 2009 we have searched the NHS Jobs website for clinical audit related vacancies to include in our weekly job vacancies bulletin. In 2010 we realised that the data provided us with a blunt way of assessing investment in clinical audit at a local-level. As a result, we now produce our annual report every July that focuses in more detail on the job vacancy data. Given that data has been collected for ten years on over 1,700 vacancies we are now able to start to map trends and identify themes. We are the first to admit that the report has its weaknesses, but we consider it a reasonable hypothesis to hold that the reinvigoration in local clinical audit requires increased or at least a sustained investment over time. To read the report, click here.

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