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An Internal audit is a robust approach to an external review of clinical areas for health services. The key people involved includes the independent accredited internal auditor, chosen by the health service and an appropriate independent clinical expert.

The report from the audit provides the board and management with usable objective information regarding the control of key risks, areas of focus and opportunities for improvement.

These set of resources and tools have been created to support your internal audit of clinical areas.

Please note:

While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the Information. The Information may change without notice and VMIA is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user.

Background reading includes:

Organisation Information Kit

Attachment 1: Internal Audit Clinical tools (IACT)

Attachment 2: Data Collection Tools for recording data for Part Four of the IACT tools

Attachment 3: Profile of Clinical Area to be audited to inform the independent clinical expert

Attachment 4: Summary of the Internal Audit of Clinical Areas approach and reporting requirements for the independent clinical expert