Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2022 (#CAAW22) – Highlights Blog

Clinical Audit Awareness Week (CAAW) is back after a short break in its new summer slot – June 13-17th. CAAW is a national campaign to promote and celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and other quality improvement work in healthcare. The week is run in collaboration with Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and ourselves, this yearโ€™s event will centre around the Clinical Audit Heroes Awards and our daily Lunch and Learn Events. As always we (our clinical audit network members across England and beyond) will be promoting Clinical Audit as a Quality Improvement tool and celebrating where it has helped improve patient care.

We will be doing this by celebrating Clinical Audit and our Heroes in our trusts, hospitals, wards, clinics, departments, and sharing on our Networking and Sharing Forum (NNSF) and across social media #CAAW22. So please share what you are doing and tag us in @nqican #CAAW22 and we will post the highlights here each day.

Vicky Patel, N-QI-CAN Chair

Day Five Highlights

On the final day of #CAAW22 – we focused on the future of clinical audit and how it fits into NHS England Improvement forward plan. We were joined at our Lunch and Learn by @mountfordjames and also the winners of our Future Proofing Healthcare award. The award recognises clinical audits that are planning for or supporting practice in the future so well done to Sustainable Respiratory Care Audit Team at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Enhanced Care and Support Team at Bolton Hospital NHS Trust for winning and sharing their success in this area. If you missed the session – you can watch it again on our Youtube channel – link below.

So what a fantastic week of sharing and celebrating Clinical audit alongside focusing on how we can make sure clinical audi on patient safety, involving patients, influencing change, health inequalities and future planning in clinical audit. Here are some of the tweets shared by our network members and organisations.

Day Four Highlights

As we reach towards the end of #CAAW22 – it is a pleasure to provide this daily highlight blog to help summarise what has been happening during this excellent week of learning, sharing and celebrating Clinical Audit.

On Thursday the theme of the day was Health inequalities and at our Lunch and Learn we discussed our role in helping reduce variations in care across patient groups both locally and nationally. We also heard two excellent presentations from our 2 award winners for this category -the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit and the Maternity Cultural Transformation Team at Epsom and St Helier NHS University Trust. If you missed the event – you can watch it again on our YouTube channel below.

Else where there were lots of events and sharing on our forum and twitter. Here are some of the most popular tweets from across our networks

There has also been lots of sharing and prompting clinical audit from national colleagues

Join us on Day 5 and the last at our Learn and Lunch as we focus on the future for clinical audit in the NHS and our profession with James Mountford, NHSEI (Key speaker); Vicky Patel, N-QI-CAN (Chair); Mojgan Sani, SECAN chair (Facilitator)
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Day Three Highlights

The momentum of the week continued to grow into Wednesday and there was lots of learning, sharing and celebrating again. The theme for the day was Influencing Change and we held a Lunch and Learn session on this with the excellent NHSEI Sam Riley (#plotthedots revolution leader and much more) and 150+ network colleagues. As well as hearing Sam’s and colleagues views on how we can influence change more within clinical audit and the wider Quality agenda – we had an excellent presentation from Mr Moores on behalf of the Trauma Team at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust who won our Influencing Change Hero award. The judges were impressed by the teamโ€™s use of a national audit project to produce impressive results and described their work as an โ€œexcellent example of using a range of approaches to achieve sustainable results, especially the quick wins and this was certainly supported by colleagues on the call. If you missed it – please see our recording below:

Elsewhere there were lots of local events happening across our networks via wards, clinics, practices and great to see so much sharing on twitter using the #CAAW22. Here are some of your tweets where you tagged us @nqican in. Please keep sharing and tagging and we will RT where possible. NB Please note we are unable to share or support any tweets from commercial companies due to our contractual obligations within our own organisations. There is lots happening across this sector to support #CAAW22 which you will find if you search across social media platforms.

Finally please join us for our lunch and learn session on Day 4 Thursday where we discuss the very important topic of Health Inequalities and clinical audits role in taking this forward. Joining details are below – hope to see you there ๐Ÿ™‚

Day Two Highlights

Tuesday was all about involving patients in clinical audit which is no longer optional and it was great to receive excellent feedback for our Lunch and Learn session on this topic and see commitment to improve this going forward.

Well done Colin and Solent Academy for their Clinical Audit Celebration blog – advising colleagues to keep it simple in order to achieve ongoing improvement.

It was great to see lots more pledges of support for Clinical Audit and innovated ways to help get the message out…

Join us on Day 3 for our Lunch and Learn session on Influencing Change. Speakers include: Sam Riley (NHSEI), Vicky Patel and Laila Gregory (LQICAN) Join the event at 12.30pm on MS Teams:

Day One Highlights

Nearly 200 colleagues join us for our first #CAAW22 Learn and Lunch session on Patient Safety and Clinical Audit. Link to the recording below if you missed it.

The winner of the Patient Safety Hero Award was announced today; congratulations to the Critical Care Audit Team at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, the judges have also awarded a commendation to Corrine DeCosta, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

Have you tried using Lemons in your Clinical audit Training – well done to Becky Norton for sharing this idea in their excellent newsletter below

Great to see the return of Clinical Audit Roadshows and Pledges of support ๐Ÿ™‚

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Keep up the excellent sharing and promoting of clinical audit.

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