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06 February 2014
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How do I know if I have constructed my audit correctly?

When carrying out your audit, it is advisable to check if you are following the audit cycle as set out in each of the
sample audits on our website and in the audit toolkit on

The key elements of a full audit cycle are:

  • Initial measurement – measuring a specific element (or elements) of your practice
  • Comparison – comparing the results with the recognised standard/guideline
  • Evaluation – reflecting on the outcome of the above and where indicated, changing your practice accordingly
  • Post-change measurement – re-measure the same element(s) to establish the level of improvement.