WP 5

WP 5: Preparation of further guidance and recommendations

WP 5 is responsible for producing a report on the identification of best practices in relation to clinical audit (suited for wider scale implementation), and to create outline guidance and recommendations on improving the implementation and integration of clinical audit into national healthcare systems, with particular reference to radiation protection. This report shall draft on the findings of WP 3 and the outcomes of the WP 4 workshop.

WP 5 began in Jan 2021. A draft outline for the structure of the final report was submitted to the European Commission in August 2021. Upon conclusion of the project, the guidance and recommendations of the QuADRANT project were submitted to the European Commission. These were published as part of the EC’s Radiation Protection Series (No.198) in January 2023. They can be accessed here.

Additionally, the paper “QuADRANT: a study on uptake and implementation of clinical audit of medical radiological procedures in Europe – expert recommendations for improvement, endorsed by the ESR” was published as an open access paper in Insights into Imaging in May 2023. The paper can be accessed here.

As part of a series on Quality & Safety, an Open Access Session to promote and discuss the QuADRANT project’s findings has been scheduled on 2nd March 2023 from 10:30-12:00 at the ECR 2023. If you are unable to attend in person, you can join for free online:

In order to access the open access sessions please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the session page on ESR Connect and select the session you would like to attend.
  2. Click on ‚Login’ in the upper right corner and enter your ESR MyUserArea credentials or create a new ESR account for free (after you have created your account, please visit the session page once again).
  3. The session is now saved in your user menu under ‘My Courses’ which can be accessed via your user icon in the upper right corner.
  4. When the session starts, log-into your account and visit the session page, where the livestream will start automatically.

Additionally, a free-to-view Studio Session on Clinical Audit entitled ‚Clinical Audit: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go“ will be held at ECR on 4th March 2023 from 14:00-14:20.

WP Leader: D. Howlett
Co-Leader: N. Jornet & F. Giammarile

WP 5 is in charge of the following tasks:

Task 5.1         Drafting the proposed format, direction and table of contents of the report in interaction with the European Commission, Steering Group, and project Advisory Board.

Task 5.2         Writing of the guidance and recommendations.

Task 5.3         Organisation of the relevant stakeholder consultation on the draft final report.