The British Orthodontic Society has made up to £50,000 available to fund national audit projects. Well conducted national audits are particularly valuable to our specialty as they encourage us to reflect on our practice and compare it to national/international benchmarks. It is also part of the process of professional lifelong learning and has increasingly become a contractual requirement.
The long term nature of orthodontic care and the fact that many clinicians work in relative isolation challenges us to devise meaningful projects in both primary and secondary care environments. These require co-operation across the membership groups and the country.
Many local and regional projects will lend themselves to national or web-based projects from which we can all benefit. All potential audit topics will be considered. Audit topics assessing national outcomes and multidisciplinary care (such as orthognathic treatment) will be given priority. The application form to apply for funding is attached to this email. Applications need to be submitted by the 16th December 2016 and successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2017.
BOS National Audit Funding Application form
On behalf of the Audit Committee
Clinical Governance Directorate, British Orthodontic Society (registered charity 1073464) 12 Bridewell Place, London EC4V 6AP