The word “audit” originated in accountancy where it signifies an official examination of accounts. In health care, it is a means of evaluating the activities of any individual, team or organisation with the aim of determining whether or not performance can be improved.

This topic includes planning for and preparing for an audit, choosing the audit topic and developing an audit programme.

The impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had far reaching effects on all aspects of primary care. Practices have had to re-prioritise aspects of care not related to Covid-19 and consequently there have been modifications to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) requirements for 2020/21 to support this and suspension of audit activity in some areas.

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