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Practice Performance
Using audit to improve clinical effectiveness
  1. Bradley Viner

    Bradley Viner qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1978 and, after working as an assistant for a year, set up his own small animal practice, which is now firmly established in outer north-west London, and employs seven vets over five sites. In 2004, he gained an MSc in professional development (veterinary general practice) from Middlesex University, and was awarded a DProf in 2006 – the first vet in the UK to receive a Professional Doctorate. He currently chairs the RCVS CertAVP subcommittee.


CLINICAL audit is a useful method of measuring and improving clinical effectiveness. In 2005, Bradley Viner examined the process as part of his Masters degree course in veterinary general practice and shared some of his findings (In Practice, 2005, vol 27, pp 215-218). He went on to research its application for his PhD, establishing an MSc group to assist with the process. Here, he provides an update gleaned from the results of his research and the work of the group.

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