National Centre for Clinical Audit

Our purpose is to strengthen the development of an end to end process for clinical audit. This is in line with the recommendations in the National Review of Clinical Audit Report. It also meets the needs of clinical audit service providers and multi-disciplinary stakeholders.


What we do

We work to implement the National Review of Clinical Audit Report (PDF, 112 pages, 3.6MB) recommendations.

They fall under these 5 key pillars:

  • National Governance of Clinical Audit.
  • Local Governance of Clinical Audit.
  • Clinical Audit Training.
  • Clinical Audit Education resources.
  • Legislative Changes affecting Clinical Audit (i.e. GDPR and Data Protection).

Service providers

A wide range of national clinical audits are commissioned and managed on behalf of the HSE.

These are our clinical audit service providers:

Resources

National Centre for Clinical Audit Nomenclature – Glossary of Terms for Clinical Audit (PDF, 12 pages, 0.8MB)

HSE NCCA Organogram (JPEG)

HSE National Steering Group for Clinical Audit Terms of Reference (PDF, 8 pages, 0.7MB)

Submit a case study for use within the NCCA training programme (DOCX, 2 pages, 0.1MB)

Original HSE Clinical Audit resources on Lenus.ie

Events

The Fundamentals in Clinical Audit E-Learning Course is available on HSELand - hseland.ie

  • The Fundamentals of Clinical Audit virtual training course
  • The Fundamentals of Clinical Audit Workshop
  • An Advanced Clinical Audit Course

Registration for the above courses will open soon.

Full details of all courses are available in the HSE National Centre for Clinical Audit Training Programme 2023

  • The ‘Train the Trainer in Clinical Audit’ courses will be in person and classroom based and will take place on 27th and 28th of March 2023 and 22nd and 23rd May 2023. Registration/bookings for this course will open in early 2023.

If you would like to submit a clinical audit project that your organisation is running for potential use within the HSE National Clinical Audit Centre training programme, please complete this document.

For related queries or further information, please contact the HSE National Centre for Clinical Audit at ncca@hse.ie

Contact

ncca@hse.ie

Twitter: @hsencca

Maria Lordan Dunphy, Assistant National Director/National Centre for Clinical Audit Lead, National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate

Karen Reynolds, National Centre for Clinical Audit Co- Lead, National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate