Involving your patients in measuring progress
Patients can enhance clinical audit by helping to develop action plans which address their concerns and helping to ensure that NICE guidance is implemented in a way that is responsive to their needs.
Their direct experience of care gives them a different point of view about ways to improve the quality of a service, including the way in which NICE guidance is implemented.
Patients can also support clinicians to make choices about which of the various elements of care reflected in NICE recommendations should be measured by a clinical audit.
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) provides guidance and case studies on involving patients in audit.
Some useful guides from HQIP:
- Patient and public engagement in clinical audit
- How to present clinical audits for the public
- Clinical audit - an introduction for patients
- Understanding clinical audit reports - a guide for patients
This page was last updated: 17 February 2011