Definition of 'Audit'

What is national clinical audit?

Clinical audit (whether this is at the local, regional, national or international level) is an established method of assessing quality.

It involves:

  • looking at practice against clinical standards/guidelines; and
  • comparing providers' outcomes (as reported by clinicians and/or patients)

National clinical audits:

  • have national coverage (completed or planned);
  • enable providers (trusts, hospitals, units, teams or practitioners) to be compared in detail;
  • collect information on individual patients; and
  • do not include reviews of things that went wrong/did not go to plan such as confidential enquiries or case record reviews.

Our national clinical audits have all of these features.

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    We provide high quality information to critical care and in-hospital resuscitation teams through our National Audit Programme and Clinical Trials Unit. Join our team as a Data Coordinator for clinical audits.

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  3. CMP Newsletter: May 2018

    Issue 3 has been published.

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  4. A summary of the ICNARC Annual Conference 2018

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  6. Update to NCAA Scope and Dataset (Effective 1 April 2018)

    Exclusion of pre-hospital arrests and addition of 'Not assessed' option for CPC

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  7. CMP Newsletter: February 2018

    Issue 2 has been published.

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  8. Summary of the Seventh NCAA Annual Meeting

    #NCAAMEET17 highlights

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  9. CMP Annual Quality Report 2016/17

    Online now at https://onlinereports.icnarc.org/

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  10. The revised Process guide for audit staff is now available

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