Dear Member,

This is a baseline audit of process based on what we consider to be measures of quality in a Dermatology skin surgery service.

These cover difficult areas for data collection such as wound complications, infections and patient feedback. To ensure that the subsequent audits are informed by the expertise of the membership, the preliminary steps are to establish what you have and are doing at present. Where members are already undertaking regular audits on these areas and have sound mechanisms for obtaining feedback, we would like to learn from you to create a national model for future use.

Please respond to the audit as an individual clinician, even if working in a department with many members who may respond similarly. Your Trust name will help determine groupings.

Completing this audit should take 5-10 minutes.

Please complete your details on the final page to validate your submission, and so we can subsequently email you an acknowledgement, as well as a copy of the results which can be used as evidence to support revalidation.

You may be able to register this with your hospital or Trust to satisfy their requirements, and also enable you to provide benchmarked results for discussion with your clinical and management team.

The audit data collection will close on Friday 3rd May 2019.

Before proceeding to enter the audit data, consider these actions:

1. Register the audit with your hospital or Trust.
2. Set aside some free time to undertake this audit.