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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.