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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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