Suggested topics for Audit in GP jobs

You should perform at least one audit during your ST3 year in general practice in addition to any you have been involved with in your hospital training. You should disucs the topic you would like to look at with your trainer, below are some ideas to get you started, but feel free to pick something completely different! It is best to choose something that you are interested in and that you think may lead to a change in practice within the surgery you are working.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Folic acid use/prescribing in pregancy
  • Antibiotics and the contraceptive pill
  • Percentage of adequate smears

Psychiatry

  • Screening for alcohol abuse
  • Antidepressant drugs
  • Compliance with depot injections
  • Lithium levels

Medicine

  • Use of aspirin in admissions for chest pain
  • Influenza vaccine uptake
  • Chronic disease targets
  • Medication reviews

Paediatrics

  • Uptake of immunisations
  • Breast feeding
  • Antibiotic use in childhood infections

Emergency Medicine

  • Expiry dates on drugs in doctors bag
  • Staff CPR training
  • Adequacy of excision of lesions in minor surgery