Title of presentation
Date of presentation
Why did you do the audit? eg. high risk / high cost / frequent
procedure? Concern that best practice not being followed?
Include summary of any previous work done locally or
elsewhere on this topic
Literature reviewed, including description of local protocols if
Staff involved in audit and what role they played in project
Broad statement, expressed in terms of the question you are
seeking to answer, or the result you are intending to bring about
“To improve management of patients with pressure sores” OR
“Are we following UBHT guidelines for management of patients
with pressure sores?”
The sub-steps necessary to achieve your aim
1. to compare local practice to guideline
2. to implement changes to practice if necessary
Goals that define best/ideal practice that we should aim to
achieve – what you’ve measured against!
Where have the standards come from – what is the evidence
Sample (How was sample determined? How many patients?
How identified, e.g. what codes used to identify on computer
How & when was data collected?
Any problems collecting data, e.g. missing notes? (state how
Method of data analysis
Present results against standards, e.g.
30/50 cases met criteria for standard 1, and 10 met exception
criteria => 30/40 (75%) met standard
Use numbers & percentages and/or charts – whichever
displays information most clearly. Ensure you state how many
subjects were included - ‘n’ number
Keep your message clear - don’t include excess information or
use too many graphs
Don’t identify individual staff or patients
The following table may be helpful
List of key points
Any problems noticed in process of care - how these could be
Any conclusions must be supported by the data presented in
Any limitations of the study
What are the issues and why
What needs to be done to improve practice
What are you actually going to do to improve practice. What
are the concrete actions that will be undertaken.
List the actions on the next slide
Who is going to do it ?
You can add additional actions as part of the final discussion