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Training

Aside from the specific workshops detailed below, we can also provide training sessions for small groups on request.  Contact your Audit Facilitator for information.

 

A Beginner's Guide to Clinical Audit

This one day workshop provides a grounding in clinical audit methodology for healthcare professionals. This one day workshop provides a grounding in clinical audit methodology for healthcare professionals. There are a maximum of 12 places on every workshop, which are free to UH Bristol and Weston staff.  Limited numbers of places are available to NHS staff from local healthcare community areas at a charge of £50 per person.

During this session, the following subjects are covered:

  • what clinical audit is and what it isn't
  • how to develop project objectives and measurable standards
  • how to design effective data collection tools
  • basic sampling techniques and data analysis
  • tips on audit report writing and presentations

You can also bring along any project ideas that you are working on to get specific advice from our team of Clinical Audit Facilitators after the workshop.   

NOTE: for the time being we are offering online training to UHBristol and Weston staff only. Dates available: 

  • Wednesday 25th August 2021, 14:00 to 16:00
  • Tuesday 12th October 2021, 14:00 to 16:00

The core of the workshop lasts around 1h 30mins, with time for further discussion and specific questions afterwards, as well as a demo of AMaT, our new audit registration and management database.

For more information, contact Jonathan Penny.

We can also provide training sessions for small groups on request.  Contact your Divisional Audit Facilitator for information.

 

Essential Excel for Clinical Audit

We provide training in using Excel to analyse audit data, covering the essential skills of sorting, filtering, using formulae and producing charts.  These skills may also be useful for analysing patient survey, service evaluation or other quality improvement data, but please note that this course does not offer training in more advanced statistical tests, such as might be required for research or in-depth review of clinical outcomes.

NOTE: for the time being we are unable to offer this training, but video versions of the training demonstrations are available. For more information, contact Jonathan Penny.  

 

External online training

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) offers an online training course, which you can access via their website.