The universal GP Training website for everyone, not just Bradford.   Created in 2002 by Dr Ramesh Mehay

The Bath Audit Course

the most simple way of understanding audit

07 Looking at your Results

The comparison is the easy bit.

Examples

 

Criteria

Standards

Results

All patients should be seen within 15 minutes of their appointment time

Minimum 70%

45%

All diabetics to have had HbA1C in last 3 months

Minimum 95%

90%

Drug allergies to be marked as “active problem” on computer

Minimum 100%

95%

Before you start planning changes, you need to work out possible reasons why the practice hasn’t met the standard you’ve set.

Think...

What reasons are there for practices not meeting audit standards?

In recent audits at our practice, reasons have included:

  • Practice reasons:
        • Results having been put down as free text on computer, rather than coded;
        • Opportunistic rather than formal recall system in use;
  • Doctor reasons:
        • Not all GPs were aware of the practice policy;
        • Not all partners agreed with the policy;
  • Patient reasons:
        • Patients refusing to have tests done;
        • Patients on holiday when tests due.

The Bath Audit Course, Designed by Dr Michael Harris (Bath)

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How IT ALL STARTED
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
WHO ARE WE FOR?

Bradford VTS was created by Dr. Ramesh Mehay, a Programme Director for Bradford GP Training Scheme back in 2001. Over the years, it has seen many permutations.  At the time, there were very few resources for GP trainees and their trainers so Bradford decided to create one FOR EVERYONE. 

So, we see Bradford VTS as  the INDEPENDENT vocational training scheme website providing a wealth of free medical resources for GP trainees, their trainers and TPDs everywhere and anywhere.  We also welcome other health professionals – as we know the site is used by both those qualified and in training – such as Associate Physicians, ANPs, Medical & Nursing Students. 

Our fundamental belief is to openly and freely share knowledge to help learn and develop with each other.  Feel free to use the information – as long as it is not for a commercial purpose.   

We have a wealth of downloadable resources and we also welcome copyright-free educational material from all our users to help build our rich resource (send to bradfordvts@gmail.com).

Our sections on (medical) COMMUNICATION SKILLS and (medical) TEACHING & LEARNING are perhaps the best and most comprehensive on the world wide web (see white-on-black menu header section on the homepage).

4th February 2024 

WHAT's HAPPENING?

Here are some updates planned over the next 6 months

  1. Updating the SCA exam pages with cases and videos.
  2. Clinical Specialty areas all being updated with current guidance and easy to understand diagrams and flow charts.
  3. Videos being created for some of the pages for those of you who prefer to watch than read.
  4. We’ve got some bradfordvts helpers to contribute and develop their own pages or areas of interest.  If you would like to be a bradfordvts helper, email me rameshmehay@googlemail.com
  5. We provide all of this for free. But it costs us money to run.  If you could kindly donate something, that would be great.  We do all of this for you.   Please hit the button below. xxx