Getting Started with Quality Improvement

There are lots of different ways to get involved with quality improvement or audit. We’ve added a few helpful tips to get you underway

What’s the problem?

What will you do to ensure that you understand the problem you are trying to solve?


What steps will you take right from the start to ensure that any improvements made are sustained?


What are we trying to accomplish and how will we know our changes are an improvement?

Making a change

How will you involve your colleagues and patients in your project and gain the support of managers and senior staff?

If you want to undertake your own audit but aren’t sure what to audit, there is a helpful webpage on the RCOA website with ideas split by subspecialty. You can find the link here.