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Pioneering stroke audit

Clinical audit and confidential enquiry

Audit measures the quality of care, reports findings and drives improvement in health services, prior to re-measuring to assess change. A confidential enquiry detects areas of deficiency in clinical practice and makes recommendations for resolution.

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Health informatics

Health informatics contribute to safe, high-quality patient care by driving, leading, and enabling greater use of new technologies to support information and communication in care provision.

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Accreditation is a professionally-led supportive process involving self-assessment and external peer assessment to assess the quality of clinical services in relation to established standards and to promote continuous quality improvement.

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Quality improvement

The quality improvement projects involve partnership working, as well as user groups and working groups attached to audits, in order to achieve measurable improvement in processes and outcomes of care.

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Clinical guidelines are developed by collating and assessing current evidence of best practice and comprise recommendations for the appropriate treatment and management of people with specific conditions.

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Revalidation is the process by which all licensed doctors have to demonstrate to the GMC that they are up to date and fit to practise. The RCP is committed to supporting physicians in collecting and reflecting on appropriate supporting information for appraisal and revalidation.

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