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Understanding Data Quality (1/2 day)

Workshop Agenda:

Session 1:

  • Welcome, introductions and objectives
  • The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records V4, 2011
  • What is data quality – definition and purpose
  • Why is data quality so important for, the patient, the practice, then NHS
  • Data “fit for sharing”
  • Where does data come from?
  • What is a medical record? What is its purpose?

Session 2:

  • The Patient Journey through primary care
  • Information Management Update & Information Flow Mapping: Caldicott 2 Review, IG Toolkit
  • Data Recording Principles
  • Tools for validating clinical data
  • Recommendations for data quality improvement
  • Latest developments
  • Summary

Workshop Objective

Designed specifically for all members of the primary health care team, this workshop will enable delegates to understand what is meant by “data quality” and appreciate their individual responsibility for ensuring the practice has data “fit for sharing”.  

The course will look at the importance of data quality for patients, the practice and for the wider NHS and will highlight different tools and techniques available to support data quality improvement and information management skills. The information provided on this course is in accordance with The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records, V4 2011.

Who should attend

Anyone new to general practice, practice managers, practice nurses, health care assistants and administrative staff involved in data entry e.g. clinical coding, summarising, registration.

Workshop Duration

Half Day