Join members of the SQC team and fellow paediatric audiologists for a webinar and Q&A session on the BAA Paediatric Quality Standards and Audit tool.
As individual audiology services and the teams that support children, we all aspire and strive to deliver the best possible care to children / young people and families. The BAA Quality Standards in Paediatric Audiology are designed to support audiologists in providing the best service possible.
We recognise that the value of any set of quality standards lies in their effective implementation. This includes both a robust process for audit and reporting, as well as a clear mechanism for action planning and improvement.
An audit tool and FAQ have also been developed to accompany these standards and support their implementation. Audit of these standards is not currently compulsory, but it is hoped that with defining what a good service now looks like, services can benchmark themselves, and compulsory audit can be developed with an accrediting or regulatory body.
BAA are aware of and support the use of existing quality standards for paediatric audiology within the UK, and recognise that whilst there is no formally recognised UK wide document, standards have been adopted within three of the four Home Countries.
BAA have developed this set of quality standards as an alternative option for those services / countries where quality standards are not currently in use. It is of significant importance that these standards do not aim to replace or supersede existing paediatric quality standards developed and used within the UK.