AUDIT

 

There is a requirement for trainees to participate in at least one audit per year of their training and this forms part of the annual assessment process. Dr Corinna Hauff is currently the audit lead and coordinates the audit projects being undertaken within the department.  In addition, vital support is available from the Quality Team of the trust which is part of the Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership Directorate.  There are 8 Quality Facilitators who work with 7 Business Units providing advice, guidance and support with the clinical governance agenda.  There is a part-time Clinical Audit Clerk who retrieves case-notes for audits. The team provides assistance to trainees in designing a proforma, case-note retrieval and preparing the audit presentation. Limited support is available for data analysis and report writing.

A monthly audit meeting is also organised in the radiology department where recent audits are presented and discussed. Recently this has expanded to include discussions on the current projects being undertaken by trainees with immediate advice available from consultants and quality facilitator from the audit department.

 

RESEARCH

 

Research productivity enhances the overall training experience, and there is a strong tradition of support and encouragement for trainees at all levels in the Hull and East Yorkshire programme to actively participate in ongoing research projects.The hospitals research and development departments provide valuable support and guidance. Professor D. Ettles was appointed as a Clinical Professor within the Radiology department in 2008 and provides advice on larger projects and research to trainees and Consultants.

The physics department is also active in research and has had numerous publications and presentations, which can be found here: http://www.hullrad.org.uk/

 

 

Research and Publications

Hull has an active academic department with trainees supervised by consultants to pursue research interests. Of note, one of our current ACF trainees has received BSIR funding for the HEYA Trial (a prospective, randomised control trial).

The following is a selection of some of the more recent presentations and publications from the department:

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