We suggest that a minimum of one physical activity related audit per pathway per year is performed. Use this Clinical Audit Project Proposal Template to plan your audits.
The Active Hospital project aims to increase physical activity levels during and following hospital admissions. Aspects of the structure, processes and outcomes of care are selected and systematically evaluated against explicit criteria of recommended physical activity levels from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and condition specific guidance (1, 2).
Aims of the audit process are to monitor outcomes related to those guidelines and where indicated, implement changes at an individual, team or service level. Audit monitoring will be used to confirm improvement in healthcare delivery and physical activity outcomes. The ideas for audit, in the form of the precise audit questions, standards and outcomes that are being used, need to reflect patient and clinicians views about primacy of topics and outcomes.