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Clinical audit

NICE produces clinical audit tools for local clinical audit to improve care, containing clinical audit standards based on NICE guidance.

The most recent documents are Excel based and also contain:

  • a data collection sheet
  • a clinical audit report that provides basic information about the audit and automatically displays the audit results
  • an action plan template
  • an appendix containing a printable data collection form.

Previous versions of the Clinical audit tools produced by NICE to accompany guidance were called Audit support or Audit criteria.

Access all the clinical audit documents from the list below. The most recent clinical audit tools can be found at the bottom of the list.

For quick access to some recent examples of the clinical audit tools we produce, please follow the links below:

Clinical audit tools for CG156 Fertility

Clinical audit tools for CG157 Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease

Clinical audit tool for CG158 Conduct disorders in children and young people

Tell us what you think

We want to hear what you think of clinical audit and your experiences of using them.

Details of some of the work we have done to improve our audit tools can be found in the NICE clinical audit survey report 2011.

External Reference Group

If you are a clinical audit specialist or healthcare professional who would be prepared to help us review the clinical audit tools, please apply to join our 'Audit Panel'.

This page was last updated: 05 June 2013

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