P_CIG_17 Clinical Audit Policy and Procedures 2016-2019

The purposes of this policy and procedures are to set out a framework for the conduct of clinical audit within the Trust, and to maintain and support a culture of best practice in the management and delivery of clinical audit within the Trust.


The Trust acknowledges the significance of clinical audit as a quality improvement process and as an important mechanism for providing assurance in relation to the provision of safe and effective patient care. The Trust is therefore committed to delivering effective clinical audit in all the clinical services it provides. This document provides a framework to support the following throughout the Trust:






  • the conduct of clinical audit

  • the promotion of a culture of learning and continuous service improvement that delivers demonstrable improvements in patient care and contributes to meeting the Trust’s corporate objectives






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