For many clinicians (including this one), their first foray into “research” is through clinical audit. The other day I was looking for some help to develop a clinical audit tool so, of course, I asked Twitter. The Clinical Audit Support Centre (@cascleicester) based in Leicester, UK, directed me to their Clinical Audit Tools resources – including some helpful interactive tools to assist you in deciding whether your project is a clinical audit, and whether it is “doable”. There’s also some blank Microsoft Excel templates to use in your own audit, a blog and a discussion board, which I am yet to explore.
Do you know of any other useful Clinical Audit tools? What are your views on the sometimes controversial topic of clinical audit?