E-learning resources for clinical audit

The RCPCH, working with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and a number of stakeholders, has developed a series of e-learning materials for Clinical Audit. These free resources support all healthcare professionals working in clinical audit.



Professor Terence Stephenson, former president of the RCPCH.


  • Comprised of four complimentary sessions (one to two hours total study time)
  • Free, open-access materials for all learners
  • No need to register - simply click on the links below
  • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Authored by a team of experts (PDF, 20KB) 
  • Endorsed by a multi-professional stakeholder group


An Introduction to Clinical Audit (PPT)

Session 1. Plan: Thinking about doing clinical audit

Session 2. Do: Identifying and collecting data

Session 3. Study: Analysing and interpreting data

Session 4. Act: Feedback and changing practice

Further resources and links

  • HQIP online learning resources - visit the webpage.

  • RSM Videos - Professor Sir Brian Jarman OBE delivers the annual Pioneer lecture, covering topics including quality of healthcare, improvement and regulation in the NHS - watch the video.

  • Find out more about the College’s clinical audit and standard setting work.


Tell us what you think of these sessions by sending us your feedback.

Supported by the RCGP

'The RCGP is pleased to support this module which will be of great value to anyone interested in clinical audit and quality improvement.'

Imran Rafi,
Medical Director RCGP
Clinical Innovation and Research Centre


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