Clinical Audit for Doctors and Healthcare Professionals: A Comprehensive Guide to Best Practice as Part of Clinical Governance

Author: Dr. Bhoresh Dhamija


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  • ISBN: 9781445384047
  • Author: Dr. Bhoresh Dhamija
  • Publ Date: 2012-02-01
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Imprint: BPP PUBLISHING *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13938

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1 History of clinical audit; Chapter 2 The pathway to clinical effectiveness; Chapter 3 Organising clinical audit in your hospital; Chapter 4 Triggers; Chapter 5 Embarking on clinical audit; Chapter 6 Acquisition, interpretation and analysis of data; Chapter 7 Concluding your audit; Chapter 8 Presentation; Chapter 9 Education; Chapter 10 Re-audit and re-presentation.


Not sure where to start with your clinical audit? Would you like to know how to perform the ideal clinical audit? It is well recognised that clinical audit is a fundamental tool to maintain high standards of clinical excellence within healthcare. It is therefore important that doctors of all grades of seniority have a clear understanding of what clinical audit is, how to conduct effective clinical audit and how the results contribute to clinical excellence. This book has been written by doctors for doctors. It provides step-by-step guidance through the entire clinical audit process, from initial conception to the completion of the clinical audit loop, for all healthcare professionals from medical students to Consultants. Through following the clear and concise guidance and advice laid down in this book, you will: learn how involvement in clinical audit can advance your career; understand the context clinical audit plays in maintaining clinical excellence as part of clinical governance; become clear on how to gain involvement in clinical audit; learn how to design, conduct, analyse and present your clinical audit; and, become familiar with the step-by-step instructions on how to design and perform effective clinical audit. This engaging and easy-to-use book will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to achieve clinical effectiveness through clinical audit.

Author Biography:

Bhoresh Dhamija, BSc MBChB MRCS, is a neurosurgical trainee working in the West Midlands Deanery, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He completed his undergraduate studies at St. Andrews University (BSc in Medical Science) and Manchester University (MBChB), before working as a Demonstrator in Anatomy at Cambridge University, teaching undergraduate students a regional based anatomy syllabus. On completion of the primary MRCS, Bhoresh moved on to a Basic Surgical Rotation with the Hammersmith Hospitals. As part of the national selection process for Neurosurgery he was allocated and is now continuing his training with the West Midlands Deanery. He has been a keen advocate of the use of OSCEs in undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations and has been actively involved in preparing undergraduates to take this component of their final examination at Imperial College and University of Birmingham medical schools.


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