Social care audit in practice: summary guide

Authors:
FEREDAY Sally, RILEY Eve, FENNER Julie
Publisher:
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
30
Place of publication:
London

This summary guide for frontline leaders and teams sets out a step-by-step approach to social care audit using the quality improvement cycle, which involves people who use services. It provides an introduction to social care audit, covering: what care audit is and how you can use it to improve the quality of your services; the four key stages of the care audit quality cycle; and the importance of involving the people who use your services. The care audit approach described provides a system for checking how well the services you provide meet evidence-based standards, highlights how services might be improved, and ensures that changes are implemented to improve care and outcomes for people who use services. It is one of a suite of guidance developed to support social care professionals to undertake care audit. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
social care provision, quality assurance, quality improvement, performance management, outcomes, user participation, performance evaluation;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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ISBN online:
9781907561177

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