PDSA – Injecting a little improvement into Audit

For decades the medical profession has worshipped at the alter of audit: embracing the method in everything from large national confidential enquiries, increasingly complex extensions to NICE guidance and a key competency for all doctors in training. In the last decade even our NHS Masters have got in on the act – mandating nurses to complete weekly and monthly audits (think Safety Cross) to ‘maintain’ standards in everything from infection control to waiting times.

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