National Office for Clinical Audit (NOCA)

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What is the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA)?

NOCA was established in 2012 to create sustainable clinical audit programmes at national level. National clinical audit is an on-going review of clinical practice, measuring structures, processes and outcomes to make improvements. NOCA supports hospitals to learn from their audit cycles. The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (HIQA 2012) recommends that where national audits exist, hospitals should have an agreed audit plan for participation.

NOCA is funded by the Health Service Executive National Quality Improvement Team and supported by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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