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Practice Performance
Clinical audit - a means of evaluating ‘quality’
  1. Kim Rayment

    Kim Rayment qualified in 1994 as a Registered General Nurse from Southbank University, London, with an honours degree in nursing studies. She works as a senior clinical effectiveness facilitator in an NHS Trust, where she supports staff to review their practice and improve patient care through clinical audit, clinical risk profiling and other methods. She is currently completing an MSc in the evaluation of clinical practice at the University of Westminster, London.


THE ‘quality’ of something is notoriously difficult to define, yet the quality of care, a service or a product is often referred to as a means of recommendation to others. In the human health care professions, clinical audit is now an accepted method of evaluating how well something is done and where there might be room for improvement. In this article, Kim Rayment looks at the process of clinical audit and suggests ways in which it might be extrapolated to veterinary

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