This page contains information and resources to support pharmacists to conduct a clinical audit

Clinical audit is an essential component of any pharmacy service whether in hospital or the community. Community pharmacies have this built into their contract.

Useful resources

The community pharmacy offer for improving the public’s health – Local Government Association and Public Health England

  See the Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee website for further information

Example Prescribing Incentive Scheme – to improve the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of repeat prescribing. We thank Central London CCP for this resource.

Examples of asthma audits and case studies from London


 Audit of management of asthma patients on Inhaled corticosteroids report

 Data collection forms child and adult

  CQUIN data entry form

 Croydon Hospital discharge pharmacy referral forms

 Croydon squad teaching cards

More information can be found in the Case Studies section of the toolkit.


 Haringey Prescribing Incentive Scheme


 Islington asthma audit

 Islington placebo pack insert

 Top 5 tips for pharmacy

London’s public health campaign – In 2015 all London’s community pharmacies took part in a 10-week campaign to raise awareness of asthma management for children and young people. They were also asked to collect asthma-related data of people aged up to 18 years. Over 65 per cent of pharmacies took part in the audit with information gathered on over 9600 children and young people. Results from the campaign and Full details of the campaign, including the questions asked

Examples of prescribing guidelines for Asthma Management

This webkit brings together all the PrescQIPP respiratory care resources and campaign materials as well as showcases good practice examples of projects in respiratory care and signposts to self care resources available for organisations to use to support their own respiratory care campaigns.