Programme Structure

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The National CKD Audit brings together clinical experts with the Informatica's team of IT professionals in order to provide the audit and Quality Improvement tool to help improve the management of people with CKD. Our clinical partners include leading specialist in epidemiology, nephrology and the management of Chronic Kidney Disease, as well as GPs and patients.

The National CKD Audit is managed at three levels by the following groups:


Governance is provided by individuals with specific skills or expertise who are critical for their clinical perspective and in ensuring the audit fulfills its objectives and meets the needs of the widest possible stakeholder community. See list of board members and their biographies.

The Audit Project Board oversees the audit governance, drives stakeholder engagement and reviews and signs-off the audit design and audit reporting.

A Patient Liaison Group provides a discussion forum of diverse patient views which gives strategic input into the audit via representation at the Audit Board.


The team responsible for delivery provides the audit and quality improvement tools, ensuring their deployment across the widest community and the analysis and publication of the Audit Outcomes Report. It is made up of the following groups:

The Methodology Group owns the audit design, and interprets the results, and plans the next steps of the audit. 

Audit Project Groupthe working team that will drive and deliver the National CKD Audit programme and are made up of a clinical team from our partners and the BMJ team delivering technical delivery, data management and analysis and project management expertise.


Audit Champions support and encourage GPs locally. Their role is to ensure that the audit is comprehensive and that data quality improvement tool is used effectively. They also provide the primary channel for GP and local feedback on the effectiveness of the tools. 

The Network of Audit Champions will provide local and regional clinical representation for the audit, helping GPs make the best use of the tools available. The development of professional networks is key to the success of the audit.

Partners

Informatica is proud to be in partnership with University College London Centre for Nephrology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Clinical Effectiveness Group at The Queen Mary University of London.