Professional Competence requires that you conduct at least one Audit or Quality Improvement project every year.
It is important to remember that Clinical (Practice) Audit is not the same as CPD - it is a separate Professional Competence requirement. To meet this requirement, you must complete one audit or quality improvement project about an aspect of your own practice every year. This Medical Council requirement is not limited to doctors working in a hospital setting.
We recommend starting your audit early in the year and spending at least 12 hours per year on it.