Clinical Audit Awareness Week

See updates on the HQIP website and below: Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2023 – HQIP

Lunch and Learn dates for CAAW23

Monday 19th June 12:30 – 13:30 Patient Safety – utilising clinical audit to prevent avoidable harm 

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Tuesday 20th June 12:30 – 13:30 Patient & Public Involvement – clinical audits involving patients & public

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Wednesday 21st June 12:30 – 13:30 Health Inequalities – clinical audit addressing health inequalities

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Thursday 22nd June 12:30 – 13:30 Influencing Organisational Change – clinical audits influencing change at Board

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Friday 23rd June 12:30 – 13:30 Sustainability – clinical audits supporting healthcare in the future

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Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2023

The next Clinical Audit Awareness Week (#CAAW23) will be held from 19-23 June 2023.

Clinical Audit Awareness Week is a national campaign to promote and celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and quality improvement work in healthcare. It is run in collaboration with the HQIP.

This year, as always, the event will centre around the Clinical Audit Heroes Awards. More information on the awards will be posted on the HQIP awards page of their website and will be shared via their monthly eBulletin and on HQIP’s social media channels over the coming months. This page will also be updated with further information on the wider #CAAW23 campaign in due course.

In the meantime, please note the following:

Lunch & Learn events and award presentations

N-QI-CAN will be running online ‘Lunch & Learn’ events daily from 12.30-1.30pm throughout the week of 19-23 June 2023, at which the winners of the Clinical Audit Heroes Awards will be announced. More information will be available in due course; please add these dates/times to your diary.

Stay up-to-date

Details on how to get involved in the Clinical Audit Heroes Awards and the wider ‘CAAW23  campaign will be made available on both N-QI-CAN and HQIP’s websites, as it becomes available.

CAAW Archive:

Evaluation of CAAW 2022

N-QI-CAN are pleased to share with you the Evaluation of the #CAAW22 N-QI-CAN Lunch & Learn events held daily during the week. A task and finish group is being convened to take forward the outputs, including the information collated in the mentimeters, to ensure we support the Clinical Audit and wider improvement community to drive forward these important topics. Clinical Audit for improvement directly making a difference to health & care.  An update will be provided at the next Quarterly meeting to be held in December 22. More information to be shared here on the NSSF as this improvement priority, as part of the Forward Plan, develops.  

This years Clinical Audit Awareness Week will take place week beginning 13th June 2022. CAAW22 is a national annual campaign to promote and celebrate the benefits and impact of clinical audit and other quality improvement work in healthcare. This includes hospitals, GP practices, hospices and residential nursing care.

See the slides and recording of the September meeting available via the NNSF for further information:

We will be holding daily Lunch and learn events detailed below. For further information and resources for the week please see HQIP CAAW22 event page

Lunch-and-Learn events

A series of five online events will be hosted by N-QI-CAN during Clinical Audit Awareness Week:

  • Monday 13 June, 12.30pm-2pm: Patient Safety
    Dr Josie O’Heney, HQIP (Key speaker); Vicky Patel, N-QI-CAN (Chair); Jordan Thompson, NECAN (Facilitator)
  • Slides
  • Video

  • Tuesday 14 June, 12.30pm-2pm: Patient Advocate
    Kim Rezel, HQIP (Key speaker), Sarah Chessell, N-QI-CAN (Chair); Craig Short, EMCAIN (Facilitator)
  • Slides
  • Video

  • Wednesday 15 June, 12.30pm-2pm: Influencing Change
    Sam Riley, NHSEI (Key speaker); Vicky Patel, N-QI-CAN (Chair); Laila Gregory, LQICAN (Facilitator)
  • Slides
  • Video

  • Thursday 16 June, 12.30pm-2pm: Health Inequalities
    Caroline Rogers, HQIP (Key speaker); Sarah Chessell, N-QI-CAN (Chair); Sarah Byrne, MQICAN (Facilitator)
  • Slides
  • Video

  • Friday 17 June, 12.30pm-2pm: Future-proofing Healthcare
    James Mountford, NHSEI (Key speaker); Vicky Patel, N-QI-CAN (Chair); Mojgan Sani, SECAN (Facilitator)
  • Slides
  • Video

The winners will also be invited to present on the relevant day. Look forward to seeing you there

Statement on Clinical Audit Awareness Week 24th June 2021

HQIP supported by ourselves (N-QI-CAN) have agreed not to hold Clinical Audit Awareness week (CAAW) in November this year. HQIP is exploring the feasibility of hosting CAAW in Spring 2022.
N-QI-CAN regional chairs provided useful feedback recently highlighting that November is typically a challenging month for Trusts as winter pressures begin to mount and this year is expected to be even busier with the anticipated focus on restoration and recovery from the pandemic.
If CAAW takes place in 2022 we hope that Trusts will be in a better position and have more capacity to engage with the week. By this time, the new N-QI-CAN chair and general secretary will be in post and be able to support CAAW.
If trusts hold their own celebratory events outside of CAAW, whenever their own capacity allows and it is safe to do so, then we would still like to know about these and you are welcome to use the hashtag #CAAW (link)


Clinical Audit Awareness Week Highlights Blog 2020

Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2019 Pack

Oct 2019 – blog post – Flying the flag for clinical audit