HEALTHCARE QUALITY ASSURANCE &
AUDITING SOFTWARE AND CONSULTANCY
When you choose Medical Audits technology systems you will triple your auditing capacity, drive improvements in compliance and provide safer, better patient care
Robust leadership in infection prevention and control is essential for effective decision-making, efficient use of resources and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effecitve, person-centred care (HIS, 2015)
Medical Audits provide advice, support, training, consultancy and auditing services to Acute hospitals, Nursing homes, Hospices, Residential care settings and other Healthcare providers so they can continue to provide and maintain a safe environment for their clients and residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Every year over 300,000 patients in England acquire a healthcare associated infection whilstin hospital. These infections cost the NHS more than £1 billion a year
Medical Audits have the knowledge and skills to provide key services including Infection Prevention and COVID-19 training and HIQA Infection Prevention standards audits to Nursing Home, Care home and healthcare providers
so they can do all in their power to reduce risks of spread of infections.
Medical Audits have a range of hygiene audit tools developed to ensure you can evidence your compliance with National Hospital Cleaning Standards, HIQA Infection prevention and control standards for acute hospitals and NHS Scotland's Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs ).
Importantly, our systems are developed by Professionals with decades of experience working in the NHS and HSE.
The patient environment is a recognised source of transmission of infection and has been linked to many outbreaks internationally.
✔ Support staff at local level in auditing their own departments – increasing end user involvement in audit processes
✔ Provide the ideal audit tools for Management walkabout audits
✔ Technical audit tools for local audit
✔ Management Audit tools for Infection prevention and Control teams
✔ Provide individual, easy to use, standardised audits
✔ Amalgamates all your hygiene audits into a powerful reporting system for analysis of patterns and trends.
✔ Provide detailed analysis for Infection prevention and control (IPC) teams to evidence compliance levels and identify risks
✔ Help you manage the risks identified, supporting your Quality improvement programme
Our experienced team are acutely aware of the issues that are constantly identified by CQA Inspectors, HIQA inspectors and NHS improvement professionals.
Inspections conducted in public acute hospitals against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections regularly find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.
Inspections conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) routinely find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps. A recent 2016 document (Shaping the future) noted that only 1% of acute NHS trusts received an ‘excellent’ score in 2015 with 52% ‘requiring improvement’.
Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) changed their approach from single ward inspections to broader, multi ward and multi-site hospital inspections in 2016. They found “Not all members of the multidisciplinary ward teams (for example doctors and visiting therapy staff) were vigilant at following correct infection prevention and control procedures. This increases the risk of cross infection and contamination between patients and ward areas”(HIW, 2016)
Inspections conducted by Environment Inspectorate (HEI) NHS QIS Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Standards. They too find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.