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. 

Click here to access the BTS Audit system website

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.

January 2014

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 - closed 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 Audit period from January - July 2015 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

 

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