All about audit

A practical guide to the audit process


Who is this resource for?

This resource is mainly designed for general practitioners wishing to undertake clinical audit. It is suitable for GPs practicing in most clinical environments including as a partner, a salaried GP, a sessional GP or working in an out of hours situation

Where did this resource originate?

This Resource is a result of collaboration between the Primary Care Quality Information Service (National Public Health Service for Wales) and the postgraduate GP education section of Cardiff University

What does this resource contain?

This resource has an in-depth instructional text regarding the audit process, for those familiar with the audit process there is a short summary of the process with links into this instructional text. It contains practical tips for audit, suggestions for audit projects, links to the tools necessary for audit and examples of personal audit that can be utilized by an individual whether in a practice team or working as a sessional GP

How do I use this resource?

To navigate around the resource—use the bar to the left or the footer at the bottom of each page –sometimes it is easier to use your browser “back” button. A good starting point for those unfamiliar with the resource is the summary page here

Can I contribute to this resource?

The resource would be enriched by actual examples of audit and we would happily publish anonymous results of audits using the tools enclosed. There are obviously infinitely more audits than we have listed and examples of audits may be helpful to others, if you have suggestions or audit data you would be happy to share please contact us via this link