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Real sustained improvements using Medical Audits Software

Utilising the Medical Audits auditing and quality assurance software Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:-
  • Reduced rates of HCAI
  • Saved the trust over £900,000 in 3 years
In an era of funding deficits, this is an example of how spending cleverly can generate real savings, improve patient outcomes and increase staff morale.

In just 6 months using Medical Audits Antimicrobial Stewardship software, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust compliance with Antibiotic review in 72 hours increased from 62% to 100% and staff hours required for AM Surveillance audits reduced by 50%

Mater Private Healthcare Group improved doctors compliance with 5 moments of Hand hygiene from 30% to 80% using Medical Audits Hand hygiene audit system

Using Medical Audits Hygiene Auditing and Quality Assurance sofware, cleanliness of commodes rose from 78% to 90% and environmental hygiene compliance rose from 78% to 92%

Discussion paper on pitfalls and challenges of auditing written by Ann Higgins DIPC, Medical Audits

Using Medical Audits Hand Hygiene auditing software to target individual hand hygiene moments - Audit and feedback led to improving compliance from 20% to 90%?

In April 2016, Ann, Clinical Director at Medical Audits participated in an Expert panel convened in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss agents and methods used for skin antisepsis prior to surgery or IV catheter insertion. The panel concluded that as well as further studies into the use of application method for skin antisepsis prior to surgery and intravenous catheter insertion, a full review of this topic is a priority. The group have gone on to carry out a systematic review of this topic which is awaiting publication.

Hospital Hub published an article written by Rosie Dixon, Nurse Consultant at Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust.

In the article Rosie explains how utilising the Medical Audits auditing and quality assurance systems enabled IPCNs across their 3 hospitals to increase clinical audit and feedback.

They also found that empowering Ward Managers with individual access to issues raised against their departments increased accountability.

Together, these interventions reduced rates of HCAI and saved the trust over £900,000 in 3 years.

We need to provide ward staff with better audit tools, designed for their needs. These audit tools need to be concise, targeted to key standards and with very clear explanation of what is expected for compliance. Every audit system must be designed with these high impact principles.

We can then achieve REAL ownership of audit data, REAL quality improvement and REAL, long term positive changes to make our hospitals safer for all.


Sherwood Forest NHS Hospital Trust
Mercy University HSE Hospital
Health Service Executive
Saolta University Health Care Group
Guy and St Thomas NHS Hospital Trust
Derby College
Mater Private Hospital Dublin
Becton Dickinson and Company
national breast check
Birmingham Community NHS Hospital Trust
Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland RCSI
Noonan Facilities Services And Solutions
Chesterfield Royal NHS Hospital Trust
AfPP - The Association for Perioperative Practice
Coombe Women & Infants University HSE Hospital
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Hospital
OCS Hygiene Facility Management
Central Nottinghamshire Hospitals plc
Cappagh National Orthopaedic HSE Hospital
Mater Private Cork
Sligo University Hospital
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
National University Of Ireland Galway
Apleona HSG Facility Management
Servizi Malta Facilities Management and Cleaning
Ireland East HSE Hospital Group
Eccles Clinic
Galway University HSE Hospital
Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
ARAS MAC DARA - COMMUNITY NURSING UNIT
Essentia Estate And Facilities Management
Belmullet - COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
st-brendons - COMMUNITY NURSING UNIT
Irish Society Of Hearing Aid Audiologists
St Fionnan's - COMMUNITY NURSING UNIT
The Mac Bride - COMMUNITY NURSING UNIT
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Mansfield teaching hospital