Regular audit meetings should follow a predefined timetable. This helps to ensure maximum staff attendance and also sets target dates for data collection and analysis. Audit meetings should be chaired and have defined aims. Discussion of the topic being audited must lead to recommended changes in practice and these must be followed through after the meeting. It is clear that all staff cannot attend all meetings. Dissemination of information prior to implementing proposed changes is necessary to stand some chance of carrying them through.
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