Welcome to the Clinical Audit page of TUH. Clinical audit is not just a process; it's a commitment to raising the bar of patient care. Clinical audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change.
A clinical audit involves checking that the care provided is of the highest quality and follows best-practice.
The Clinical Audit Cycle
Why is Clinical Audit Important?
Clinical Audit provides the framework to improve the quality of patient care in a collaborative and systematic way. When clinical audit is conducted well it enables the quality of care to be reviewed objectively within an approach which is supportive, developmental and focused on improvement.
Stages of Clinical Audit
Benefits of clinical audit include:
- Promotes and enables expected practice
- Provides opportunities for education and training
- Builds relationships between clinicians, clinical teams, managers and patients
- Leads to improvements in service delivery and patient outcomes
What our Department offers:
- Dedicated education sessions for Clinical Audit
- One to one team support for audit design
- Electronic register for Clinical Audit
- Annual Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Symposium
The information that we hold about you in your patient record may also be reviewed as part of the clinical audit process. This is vital in helping us to review and improve patient care. All data is anonymised and patient names or other identifying details are not used in audit reports.
Sinead Palmer, Clinical Audit Manager – Sinead.Palmer@tuh.ie