This blog page will be regularly updated in the run up to Clinical Audit Awareness Week (#CAAW20) which is 23-27 November this year and during the week itself. The blog aims to keep readers up to date as key events, competitions and resources are shared all in one place. The blogs will be listed in reverse order so the latest update is at the top.
Please tag us into your events @nqican
Carl Walker – National Quality Improvement (incl. Clinical Audit) Network (N-QI-CAN) chair @nqican @cwwalker10
Clinical Audit Awareness Week (#CAAW20) – Highlights
27/11 Day 5 Final Day of #CAAW20
Last day of what has been an excellent week around where our community have risen above the pandemic and shined a bright light on clinical audit as a tool for improving patient care.
Please join us at 11 am today where we will pause for a moment and hold a one minute silence to remember colleagues, family and friends that we have lost to the pandemic and in particular Ben Woodhart.
Last day of an excellent #CAAW20 where our community have risen above the pandemic & shined a light on #clinicalaudit as a tool for improving patient care.— National QI (incl Clinical Audit) Network N-QI-CAN (@nqican) November 27, 2020
Pls join us at 11 am where we will hold a 1 min silence to remember those that we have lost to the pandemic #Heroes 🌈 https://t.co/jLcdH3g6tO
More Award winners
Further to our @Leic_hospital #clinicalaudit improvement awards this week – the staff votes have now been counted & verified – & the winners are……#TeamHaem & @finnpog 👏🎉🥳🏆— Carl Walker 💙 (@cwwalker10) November 27, 2020
2nd were Urology 🥈👏
Thanks to all involved 😀#CAAW20 #yearofthenurseandmidwife #teamUHL https://t.co/6yiRKCDkuX
👏Congratulations to all our #CAAW20 #AuditHeroes! It's been a privilege to hear about all the work taking place across the UK to improve care & experiences of patients and service users.— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 27, 2020
👉You can find all of the winners on our website: https://t.co/5pjVCMxZtl pic.twitter.com/xtpi86xAsi
Clinical Audit Cake off competition – vote now
Here are @cascleicester #CAAW20 #cakeoff finalists. Easy to vote: https://t.co/7LOUEtkuOr. You have until Monday… let's take #CAAW20 into week 2 🤣 Well done @SuzanneAudit @LeeLatchers @Mason_65roses @NavidaH20 @louwaller76 @NCHC_NHS 🍰⭐️🍰⭐️⭐️🍰👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/VF0RvCpFN5— CASC Leicester (@cascleicester) November 26, 2020
And lots more sharing & local events
We are all set and ready to share, celebrate and show appreciation to everyone who participates in Clinical Audit and QI projects.— NorthMid Clinical Effectiveness Team (@NM_AuditTeam) November 27, 2020
Please join us in the Trust Board Room.
Thank you @HQIP and @cascleicester for the tools.#CAAW20@BelavadiShruthi@NM_AuditTeam@NorthMidNHS pic.twitter.com/MBkAM4lAfW
@SFHFT last but not least video of #CAAW20 week. Massive thank you to Dr @drcolindunkley Consultant Paediatrician and clinical lead for @Epilepsy_12 (hot chocolate is always good😉) @nqican @cascleicester @EastmidCAIN @HQIP @SfhWard25 @SfhNICU https://t.co/9gsVIAJ2Zt— SFH Improvement Team (@SFHImprovement) November 27, 2020
It’s Friday!🎉 And so the last day of #MeetTheTeam. Today we introduce Sarah Chadwick – the @hdft_cedept social media butterfly, & Clinical effectiveness & NICE Coordinator No.2! #TeamHDFT #CAAW20 pic.twitter.com/4QqbUz0tU0— 💙 HDFT Clinical Effectiveness & Audit (@hdft_cedept) November 27, 2020
As #CAAW20 comes to a close I wrote a blog on the synchronicity between national clinical audits and QI, based on my #RCPCHEQIP reflections. Read it here:https://t.co/RUTEX0JmM1@RCPCHtweets @Epilepsy_12 @RCPCH_and_Us @HQIP @Emma_rcpch @sparklescot @AngiePullen1 @nqican pic.twitter.com/HjdYq1eAOt— Mirek Skrypak (@MirekQI) November 27, 2020
Fantastic work from our amazing clinical audit heroes were shared at our #SolentConf20 to promote and celebrate improvement and audit happening across @SolentNHSTrust. You can check out various audit & quality improvement work on our website. https://t.co/H2XN8cSu9p #CAAW20— Solent Academy of Research and Improvement (@solentacademy) November 27, 2020
26/11 Day 4
An excellent reminder that Clinical Audit is a Quality Improvement tool
Did you know that clinical audit is a tool for Quality Improvement? Check out the poster below, or go to the Clinical Effectiveness Team page on MyDCHS for more information!#CAAW20 pic.twitter.com/R6dc3lh2Iv— DCHS Clinical Effectiveness Team (@DCHSCET) November 26, 2020
Clinical Audit is often used in QI to help with measurement, identifying potential areas of improvement or highlighting good practice for share and spread #CAAW20. @QAE_mpft @KatyMorrisQI @nqican @mpftnhs @lisabllmy @HelenPayne08 @LizLockett1 @sarajreeve pic.twitter.com/iIBWbGEqWF— QI Team MPFT (@QITeamMPFT) November 25, 2020
Great feedback from our webinar on our Networking and Sharing Forum
Great to see so many on the @nqican session this morning. One positive from COVID is that it has opened up the opportunity for virtual meetings/learning— Marina Otley (@MarinaOtley) November 26, 2020
Winner of the Florence Nightingale Award (which was created to mark the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife) announced
📢THREAD: On behalf of ourselves and @nqican, we're delighted to reveal the outcome of the 2020 #AuditHeroes Awards!— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 26, 2020
Today’s category, the Florence Nightingale Award, was created to mark the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife.
Our judges chose joint winners. #CAAW20 pic.twitter.com/ef6Dxrs4gS
Clinical Audit Top tips shared
As part of clinical audit awareness week 2020, staff at GEH have been pledging their support for clinical audit, sharing useful tips and working hard to continue improving outcomes and services for our patients. #CAAW20 pic.twitter.com/2V5O4Mu09z— @GEHNHSnews (@GEHNHSnews) November 26, 2020
Petition on National Clinical Audit shared to balance the programme across all providers
Please support this petition asking for a review and more balance to national #clinicalaudits. It is simple to do and easy to get involved. Please share with others as part of #CAAW20 https://t.co/etUqepesXp It takes 60 seconds #thanks #equity #balance #audit #reflect 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/1ZucMsYeXb— CASC Leicester (@cascleicester) November 26, 2020
Great to see our CAAW20 Certificates of Appreciation being given out
Wonderful to see the #CAAW20 @hqip–@nqican toolkit in use – there's still time to send your thanks to colleagues with our e-cards, certificate of appreciation and thank you postcards: https://t.co/qJZnP2dF69 https://t.co/ZgHHD4WmPd— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 26, 2020
25/11 Day 3 Winners of Student of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year Announced for the 2020 #AuditHeroes Awards.
Congratulations to our Student of the Year 2020— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 25, 2020
🏆Michael Ha, @enherts
Judges heard: “Michael is one of the most passionate & dedicated Medical Education students in our trust … With infectious enthusiasm, he has engaged staff in new & exciting audits ”#CAAW20 @michaelcsha pic.twitter.com/ZiPvCaqZCH
Congratulations to joint national Volunteer of the Year 2020:— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 25, 2020
🏆 Julia Ellis, Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit (FFFAP)#AuditHeroes #CAAW20 @RCPLondon @JuliaKayEllis @RCP_FFFAP pic.twitter.com/gNIWhosvia
Trust launches virtual clinical audit training
📢ANNOUNCEMENT!📢@WorcsAcuteNHS Clinical Audit Virtual Training is now live 🎉— WAHT Clinical Audit (@WAHTClinAudit) November 25, 2020
Undertake the training, complete the assessment and we’ll issue you a certificate! Check them out on our intranet page 👇https://t.co/9xbEtHALOm#CAAW20 #PuttingPatientsFirst #BetterNeverStops pic.twitter.com/FXSjxAaZA0
24/11 Day 2 Twitter Highlights
Learn at Lunch / Bake off Event at 12:30
Our (N-QI-CAN) Draft Governance shared
Please take time during #CAAW20 to review this important piece of work for our #clinicalaudit networks and our profession. Emails being sent to all members yesterday / today from network chairs #StrongerTogether #Thanks https://t.co/LMCaECuCbe— Carl Walker 💙 (@cwwalker10) November 24, 2020
Blog shared: Dr Hannah Wright reflects on the role of national clinical audits in her current post as a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow working at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).
New research shared on getting the most from National Clinical Audits
Some thoughts on how to fully leverage national clinical audits to accelerate data guided improvement and reduce unwarranted variations in healthcare. A short read @bmj_latest as part of #CAAW20 to help with measuring performance and quality improvement https://t.co/ycKFqdTxBw pic.twitter.com/G0O7aRYvdh— Mirek Skrypak (@MirekQI) November 24, 2020
And lots of tweets from local clinical audit teams / trusts and NCA providers
24/11 Day 2 Clinical Practitioner of the year Audit Heroes announced
Congratulations to our local winner of the Clinical Practitioner of the Year 2020 award:— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 24, 2020
🏆 Dr Liz Ewins, Consultant Psychiatrist @AWPNHS#AuditHeroes #CAAW20 @dombey @liz_the_dr pic.twitter.com/IRxXvtRrvh
Congratulations to our national winner of the Clinical Practitioner of the Year 2020 award:— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 24, 2020
🏆 Dr Sue Pavord, Consultant Haematologist, @OUHospitals#AuditHeroes #CAAW20 @BrunoHolthof pic.twitter.com/JkF60nl5OF
23/11 Day one – Twitter highlights
Welcome to day one of #CAAW20. This year we'll share a video each day of a colleague speaking about #clinicalaudit. Today is Dr Fatima Yusuf. https://t.co/rpkSnmmitD @SFHFT @HQIP @nqican @cascleicester @EastmidCAIN @sfhinvolvement @CharlesCeri @annfewt— SFH Improvement Team (@SFHImprovement) November 23, 2020
Clinical Audit may not get the best press but it’s a very cool and powerful assurance & improvement tool .. so, to mark #CAAW20 @SolentNHSTrust – we have stuff happ’nin. Day 1: thank you cards and a small gift for those who’ve gone above and beyond for audit this year .. 🤩🥳👏 https://t.co/xW2VyGiSax— Sarah Williams (@SarahwResearch) November 23, 2020
Today marks the start of #ClinicalAuditAwarenessWeek. A national campaign to promote and celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and quality improvement work in healthcare. Find out how we're supporting #ClinicalAudit in this short film #CAAW20 https://t.co/xALSjL2inN— University Hospitals Dorset (@UHD_NHS) November 23, 2020
Our first appreciations of the day go to the Divisional Governance teams and the Head of Quality Governance.— NorthMid Clinical Effectiveness Team (@NM_AuditTeam) November 23, 2020
We appreciate you, and thank you for all your contribution to Clinical Audit this year.@NM_AuditTeam @NorthMidNHS#CAAW20 pic.twitter.com/3BjiYJuquf
As the first day of #CAAW20 draws to a close it’s already clear that QI/CA teams across the country are still trying to inject lots of energy into the week albeit in a virtual format. This proves what a great community we are & how much we care about the job we do. #clinicalaudit— Craig Short (@CShort2013) November 23, 2020
23/11 12PM N-QI-CAN webinar is a great start to CAAW20
Over 100 network colleague joined us for our CAAW20 webinar – sharing experiences of how clinical audit has been integrated into the wider Quality improvement of trusts / organisations.
The slides, our supporting poll and recording of the session are now available to view via our Forum
If you aren’t a member of our forum please join. You can vote on our poll via twitter
As part of our #CAAW20 event today we are asking colleagues via #NNSF how well they feel #clinicalaudit is integrated into wider #qualityimprovement within your trust / organisation – let us know below if you are not a member #thankshttps://t.co/XZr9CH4Yg8— National QI (incl Clinical Audit) Network N-QI-CAN (@nqican) November 23, 2020
23/11 8:54 AM Clinical Audit Professionals of year announced in Audit Hero’s awards
📢 THREAD: On behalf of ourselves and @nqican, we're delighted to reveal the first winners of the 2020 #AuditHeroes Awards!— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 23, 2020
🎁 All our winners will receive a @colourmyworlduk souvenir handcrafted peg-doll keyring. #CAAW20 pic.twitter.com/Fu9W8MmtAC
Well done to all winners and those that were shortlisted 🙂
23/11 6:00AM Welcome to Clinical Audit Awareness Week #CAAW20
Later today we will be sharing more details of our forward plan and new supporting governance so please let us know what you think and how you can help.
Its our time to shine together
With two weeks to go – have you downloaded your #CAAW20 free toolkit yet – including thank you e-cards, certificate of appreciation and a #CAAW20 phone wallpaper!
9/11/20 Update – Audit Hero Finalists announced
📢 THREAD: We're delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2020 #AuditHeroes Awards, celebrating the impact of clinical audit across the UK's health and care system.— Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (@HQIP) November 9, 2020
The shortlisted entries were selected from 228 submissions across 6 categories.#CAAW20 @nqican @NHSMillion pic.twitter.com/IuwHZc4hdF
Monday 23: Clinical Audit Pro
Tuesday 24: Clinical Practitioner
Wednesday 25: Student and Volunteer
Thursday 26: Florence Nightingale Award
Friday 27: Team of the Year
4/11 Update – Our #CAAW20 plans
With Clinical Audit Awareness Week on the horizon now (wb 23/11) – just thought I’d confirm what we (N-QI-CAN) are planning in light of the pandemic and a national lockdown.
In addition to the announcement of this years winning Clinical Audit Hero’s and the promotional toolkit shared previously on here (screen savers, thank you cards / tweets) (link: https://www.hqip.org.uk/clinical-audit- … 6JwzYj7Tcs) that we have done in collaboration with HQIP we will be holding two webinar events:
Mon 23rd November 10:30 -11:30 – Sharing experiences of Clinical Audit teams merging / working with Quality Improvement Teams
Further details please see Forum post in our peer section:viewtopic.php?f=78&t=1014
Thurs 26th November 10:30 – 11:30 – NQICAN networking and sharing Forum survey results feedback and tips and tricks on how to use the forum.
Further details please see this forum post: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1015
The sessions will be open to all and we will share the joining details from MS Teams call on here nearer the time. There is no need to book so please add the events to your diaries and join us on the day(s). If you are not a member of our forum and are interested in attending – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be launching our new website that will merge our current website with our blog site, publishing our annual report and promoting our forward plan.
We will also be running events in our own trusts. Please continue to let us know what you have planned and remember to share on twitter using the #CAAW20 and tag us in @nqican.
Clinical Audit Support Centre (who are non-voting members of our East Midlands network) launch their 4 BIG #CAAW20 competitions along with other resources.
This infographic tells you more about our 4 BIG #CAAW20 competitions. Lots of prizes on offer from 23-27 Nov. A mix of offerings… fun, technical, creative, knowledge-based. Get involved https://t.co/uo0LY2WAIZ 🧁🔄👑❓#prizes pic.twitter.com/uUQSHnsEFB— CASC Leicester (@cascleicester) October 27, 2020
Two further blogs published from last years Audit Hero award winners:
Hear from our Heroes: Clinical Practitioner of the Year (national)
Hear from our Heroes: Student of the Year
The nominations for the 2020 Audit heros are now open (from 1st Sept) until 14th October. The awards are a key part of the annual Clinical Audit Awareness Week (#CAAW20) which is 23-27 November this year.
We are working with HQIP in collaboration again on #CAAW20 and to help promote clinical audit, the awards and CAAW20 – blogs from last years winners will be shared. The first blog is from Sarah Cutler the joint winner of the Clinical Audit Professional of the Year (local) category in the 2019 Audit Heroes Awards.
For further details about the week please see HQIP website below
We will be sharing further details around other events that we will be holding in due course including a repeat of our Sharing a Success competition.
If you are looking for ideas please see our #CAAW19 pack below which we will be updating as a virtual resource shortly.