Development and evaluation of a course for audit support staff in primary health care

Noelle Robertson (Honorary Lecturer, Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK)
Hilary Hearnshaw (Lecturer, Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)
Richard Baker (Director, Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)

Journal of Clinical Effectiveness

ISSN: 1361-5874

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Audit support staff comprise a new profession in the National Health Service. They have a key role in enhancing the work of audit groups in both primary and secondary care. However, arrangements for their formal training have not yet been established. This study describes how a training needs analysis was undertaken with audit support staff in one health region in England and reports the construction and evaluation of the first course designed explicitly for this group of staff. Well trained audit support staff have an important role in making clinical audit effective. Training should be based on information about their training needs, and opportunities should be provided for their continued professional development.

Citation

Robertson, N., Hearnshaw, H. and Baker, R. (1996), "Development and evaluation of a course for audit support staff in primary health care", Journal of Clinical Effectiveness, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 137-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb020851

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MCB UP Ltd

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