Clinical Audit Manager wins HQIP Clinical Audit Professional of the Year Award

Colin Barnes wins award

Colin Barnes, Quality Improvement and Clinical Effectiveness Manager at Solent NHS Trust, has been nominated as a local Clinical Audit Professional of the Year Award winner by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

The nomination recognises Colin’s dedication to Clinical Audit and patient engagement, and following the award announcement, HQIP tweeted that:

“Judges felt Colin made a big impact in a short space of time, creating structure and using creative and innovative methods to make audit more engaging and accessible. The nomination also highlighted his commitment to involving patients in audit.”

Colin has worked at Solent for more than 26 years, and joined the Research and Improvement team in 2017. Responding to his award win, Colin said:

“I’d like to thank my manager for nominating me; it feels good to be appreciated and to have our work valued. Thank you especially though to our Academy team working across the range of improvement activities and all the dedicated staff across our services who go beyond expectations in doing this work which ultimately improves the outcome and experience for our patients.

I am proud of the way we do audit, evaluation and QI in Solent, and I’m convinced of the value of working in an integrated Research and Improvement team. One thing that sticks out for me this year is the increase in patient involvement in audit, and I’m really looking forward to our Patients Included trust-wide improvement planning event in January.”

The HQIP announcement kicks off a range of online activity for Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2019.

You can find more information about Clinical Audit on the Improvement webpages, or email the Quality Improvement team if you would like to know more about including audit in your service.