Audit and Quality Improvement
BTS launched an online clinical audit system in 2009 and now offers 9 national clinical audits covering both adult and paediatric respiratory disease.
The 2013 - 2015 programme of BTS National Respiratory Audits is provided below. All audit tools are available outside the National Audit Periods for local use (and will allow users to compare their local data with the national picture, but this local data will not contribute to the national dataset). Annual reports for the individual National Audits are available via the BTS Publications Library.
BTS National Audits are included on the list of NAGCAE approved audits for inclusion in Quality Accounts in England - see link below.
Access to the online clinical audit system is restricted to registered users based in secondary care and the audit website can be found here. More information on the National COPD audit (2014- 2016) can be found here.
BTS Audit Timetable September 2013 – December 2015
|Name of Audit||Audit Period||Opening/Closing Date for data entry|
|Paediatric Bronchiectasis - closed||1/10/13 – 30/11/13||1/10/13 – 7/2/14|
|Paediatric Asthma - open||1/11/13 – 30/11/12||01/11/2013 - 28/2/2014|
|National COPD Audit - secondary care audit - open||1/2/2014 - 30/4/2014||1/2/2014 - 31/5/2014|
|Pleural Procedures Audit||1/6/2014 - 31/7/2014||1/6/2014 - 30/9/2014|
|Adult Bronchiectasis Audit||1/10/2014 - 30/11/2014||1/10/2014 - 31/1/2015|
|National COPD Audit - pulmonary rehabilitation audit||Expected audit period from November 2014 onwards||To be confirmed|
|Paediatric Pneumonia Audit||1/11/2014 - 31/1/2015||1/11/2014 - 31/3/2015|
|Adult Community Acquired Pneumonia Audit||1/12/2014 - 31/1/2015||1/12/2014 - 31/5/2015|
|Adult NIV Audit||1/2/2015 - 31/3/2015||1/2/2015 - 31/5/2015|
|Emergency Oxygen Audit||15/8/2015 - 1/11/2015||15/8/2015 - 1/11/2015|
|Adult Asthma Audit||1/9/2015 - 31/10/2015||1/9/2015 - 15/01/2016|