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Reflective Outline and discuss a clinical audit that you have undertook into one aspect of care delivery and reflect upon the experience using Driscoll’s model of structured reflection. Word Count (2197) During the course of this piece of work, it is my intention to outline and discuss a clinical audit that I undertook into one aspect of care delivery and reflect upon the experience using Driscoll’s model of structured reflection (Driscoll, 2000). The audit, which focused upon the completion of prescription cards, was undertaken during my recent clinical practice placement at Holcroft, a twenty four bed mental health residential unit, situated in the North West of England. In addition to providing a summary of the exercise itself, I…show more content…
It also proposed new systems to enhance patient care, an emphasis upon health and wellbeing rather than illness and the increased devolution of decision making to local organisations. The need for more partnerships and joint working arrangements between Primary Care Trust’s, Local Authorities, independent and voluntary sector organisations, was also emphasised. A new performance framework was also implemented in April of 2005, Standards for Better Health (Department of Health, 2004) which sets out the level of quality all organisations providing NHS care are expected to meet (core standards) or aspire to (development standards) within UK healthcare. The standards to which the document refers are organised within seven domains ranging from safety and governance, to patient focus and public health and are designed to cover the full range and spectrum of healthcare as enshrined in the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. National Service Frameworks and National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance are integral to this standards based system, whilst The Healthcare Commission has an ongoing and major function to play in the assessment and review of all healthcare organisations. Whilst there has and continues to be widespread debate, the elements of clinical audit, research, continuing professional development and reflective practice are

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