These pages provide you with an overview of how to do an audit
project and a number of 'cookbook' audits on radiographs and patient
waiting times. We have developed these audits in co-operation with the
Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and will be adding further
methodologies to these pages over the next few months.
Generally speaking, the following information should be included in a project outline:
- a brief outline of the aims and objectives of the project as well as the standard to be set
- a summary of the methodology, including details of data sample sizes, recording methods and proposed methods of data analysis
- if possible, a timetable of activity
- proposed educational source materials.
might wish to start with an audit that has a pre-set methodology
(cookbook audits). A number of recently-updated samples can be found on
Members of the BDA’s Good Practice Scheme are required to carry out an
annual audit on record-keeping, radiographs and other clinical audit
subjects. More information on this audit is available from the Good Practice Team on 020 7563 4598.