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EMRTS medic inducted into Clinical Audit Hall of Fame

Dr Stuart Gill in front of a WAA helicopter

Monday 27 November 2017

An Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS Cymru) medic has been indicated into the 2017 Clinical Audit Hero Hall of Fame.   

Dr Stuart Gill works as a ‘flying medic ‘on board one of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity helicopters.  He is also a consultant anaesthetist within Hywel Dda University Health Board.   

He was nominated as a ‘Clinical Audit Hero’ by the EMRTS Cymru management team.   

Dr Ami Jones, EMRTS interim National Director, said: "Our Service has introduced a range of pioneering pre-hospital medical treatments. This includes administering a range of blood and blood products, as well as the ability to use anaesthesia. To accompany this, we have developed a robust system of organisational and clinical governance.   

“There are many people within the team who have made important contributions to our clinical governance. However, Stuart has personally set up a robust continual audit process within the Service. This includes detailed reviews of a number of evidence-based key performance indicators, senior clinical review, and feedback to individual staff as well as the wider staff group. This has led to a number of improvements in care and changes to internal standard operating procedures, with re-audit measuring the effectiveness of the interventions. The comprehensiveness of his work has also enabled the Service to robustly defend its governance process and has been anecdotally cited in other clinical areas as being a standard of audit to aspire to."   

The Clinical Audit Heroes Hall of Fame announcement coincides with Clinical Audit Awareness Week, run by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. This year, it took place 20-24 November. It is a celebration of the individuals making a positive difference using audit and quality improvement.   ​ 

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