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New resource to promote audit professionals

Over the years we have constantly heard complaints from those working in clinical audit that our profession is not taken seriously and / or that we need better ways of promoting the great work that we do. The phrase ‘clinical audit is not sexy enough’ often gets a mention! It is hugely important to us that we flag up the great work that local clinical audit professionals do and that we promote the discipline of clinical audit as effectively as we can. With this in mind, we have joined forces with a talented illustrator (Amy Bradley) to commission a new set of resources to help raise the profile of clinical audit. The first poster we have created is entitled ‘What local clinical audit staff do for you’ and you can download it here. This was shared during awareness week and the feedback proved very positive. Rest assured, we are working on other illustrations - these will be shared as and when they are available. If you have an idea for an illustration that would help promote clinical audit, please drop us a line.

Learn at Lunch is back!

After a well-earned break allowing us time to focus on Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2022, we are delighted to be able to announce that we are now in the process of putting together our programme of Learn at Lunch events for the remainder of 2022. Please bear in mind that going forward we will not be sharing zoom codes for these sessions and this decision has been taken after we suffered a co-ordinated attack on a recent breakfast meeting by unwanted visitors. For all future Learn at Lunch events we plan to create a mailing list of those interested in attending and zoom invites will be sent out accordingly. If you want to register for Learn at Lunch events, you will need to email your details to info@clinicalauditsupport.com. Our next session will be facilitated by Jane Higgs – who is a human factors expert. She will be telling us all about SEIPS aka Safety Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety. This will be particularly relevant to those of you wanting to learn more about human factors and this links beautifully into the Patient Safety Strategy that encourages more engagement from clinical audit and QI professionals. To find out more about this and future Learn at Lunch sessions, click here.

Apply for a CASC Training Scholarship!

We are delighted to be able to announce a new CASC initiative. The Clinical Audit Training Scholarship (CATS) creates an opportunity for those new to our profession to gain access to free accredited training and mentorship in 2022. CASC recognise that staff new to clinical audit benefit from appropriate training that helps them better understand what is considered best practice in clinical audit. It is important that new auditors understand common challenges and pitfalls that those working in our field often face. If you have worked in clinical audit for less than 12 months you can apply for a CASC scholarship that will enable you to attend the accredited Clinical Audit Masterclass (via Healthcare Conferences UK). Successful applicants will also receive mentorship from Stephen and Tracy. Take a closer look at what is on offer here. To apply for one of our five scholarships, download and complete the application form here. Note: scholarships are open to NHS and non-NHS professionals and there is no closing date for applications.


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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Clinical Audit Support Centre Limited
Blaby Business Centre
33 Leicester Road
Blaby
Leicester, LE8 4GR

T: 0116 264 3411
E: info@clinicalauditsupport.com