If you have a general enquiry about clinical audit
at UH Bristol, please email Stuart
Metcalfe, Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Manager.
If you have a query which relates to a specific Clinical
Division, please contact the relevant Clinical Audit Facilitator.
UH Bristol Clinical Audit Central Office, Trust
Headquarters, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS1 3NU. Tel: 0117 34
Defining clinical audit
An accepted definition of 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." Principles for Best Practice in
Clinical Audit (2002, NICE/CHI)
Operational definitions of Clinical Audit, Research, Service
Evaluation and Service Improvement activity have been agreed
between the Trust's Clinical Governance Manager, Research &
Development Manager and Head of Innovation (September 2007).
You can download these in more detail.
UH Bristol's Policy on Clinical Audit is
also available to download.
Conducting Clinical Audit
You can find general resources on planning and conducting
Clinical Audit on our How To Guides and Links
pages. Specific information is also available on doing Clinical
Audit projects at UH Bristol.