W. Edward Denning famously said:
"data are not taken for museum purposes; they are taken as a basis for doing something. If nothing is to be done with the data, then there is no use in collecting any. The ultimate purpose of taking data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation for action. The step intermediate between the collection of data and the action is prediction"
vetAUDIT provides the veterinary sector with a centralised location to access nationwide data repositories, but practices must use the results of these in order to make changes, with the overall aim of generating improvements.
RCVS Knowledge provides dedicated resources to support the profession to do this in a systematic way: free case examples, online CPD courses, templates and guides for creating guidelines, checklists, protocols, clinical audit resources (including significant event audits and reporting) and benchmarking tools.
These resources are all available at RCVS Knowledge’s quality improvement pages.