Making a start How to do an audit
Want to learn how to do an audit or to improve your audit technique? The Swindon/Bath GP Day Release Course has put up a clear, concise and comprehensive explanation of how to go about an audit on the site. You might find these particularly useful
Collecting Data: Free Tool
A lot of data can be collected from computerised clinical records using the report facilities that come with the system. But this is not always so. If you are not sure how to summarise/analyse data, here is an Excel spreadsheet that will do it for you.
(The sheets are protected so that the formulae are not accidentally deleted. If you want the password to unprotect, contact angliangp via our contact page)
The template is provided under a Creative Commons Licence. You may amend and distribute so long as you do likewise, without charge.
Writing it up: Get Better Results with a Template
From experience of reviewing audits, one of the commonest weak areas is the report. Vital information (such as the period of audit, criteria etc) are frequently forgotten. Try this template used successfully at Badaston surgery for several years