Criterion Audit

Criterion Audit

Why do criterion audit for peer review?

  • Undertaking criterion audit and submitting it for peer review will support you in the appraisal process in preparation for revalidation as this is a core category for GP appraisal.
  • Gain independent, unbiased feedback to help drive improvement and change.

How does it work?

  • The subject of the audit is the choice and responsibility of the individual GP.
  • All projects should have completed one audit cycle.

An audit cycle should outline the following:

  • Reason for choice of audit
  • Criteria and standards set
  • Preparation and planning
  • Data collection
  • Description of change
  • Further data collection
  • Conclusion of lessons learned and areas for future development

How will this help me as a GP/practice team?

  • Constructive feedback will be given on what you did well and how to improve your audit.
  • Practice managers and practice nurses can also submit criterion audits for peer review which can help with the development of the practice team.

Further information

For details on how to prepare for and submit a criterion audit for peer review, please refer to the following documents:

Costs for criterion audit reviews: £50 - please make cheque payable to NHS Education for Scotland

For any general queries please contact June Morrison: