Clinical audit e-learning

These free resources, comprising four e-learning sessions support all healthcare professionals working in clinical audit. They were developed by the RCPCH with the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and a number of stakeholders.


  • Comprised of four complementary 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, 20 KB)
  • Endorsed by a multi-professional stakeholder group

Please note: This educational resource is currently under review and will be updated early 2016. 

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An introduction to clinical audit - a presentation (PDF, 509 KB)

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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

Video introduction by Professor Terence Stephenson, former RCPCH President



Further resources and links

Royal Society of Medicine's 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

Feedback and contact

Tell us what you think of these sessions by emailing the Education Provision Team on


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"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