Audits

Audits

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Neuroimaging in cerebral palsy – a review of current practice in Belfast

Principal investigators

Dr Janice Bothwell (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, P.I.), Drs Moira Stewart, Steven McKinstry, Paul Burns & Ben Watson (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, co-investigators) with Dr Elena Guiomar Garcia Jalon (Queen’s University Belfast).

Funding

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and Public Health Agency, 2013-17

Outline

This audit assessed the use of cranial ultrasound scanning (USS) and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for children with cerebral palsy in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust using recommendations from the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe (SCPE) as the benchmark.

 

Regional audit of oral medication management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland

Principal investigators

Drs Cliona Cummings & Mairead McGinn (Belfast Trust), Drs James Hughes & Denise Crozier (Southern Trust), Drs Jayne Larkin, Liz Watt & Diane Lennox (South Eastern Trust), Drs Alison Livingstone, Kim Troughton, Lisa Rankin & Lisa Millar (Northern Trust) & Drs Jenny Fairfield & Joseph Clarke (Western Trust), with Dr Elena Guiomar Garcia Jalon (Queen’s University Belfast).

Funding

Health & Social Care Trusts and Public Health Agency, 2016.

Outline

This audit investigated adherence to NICE clinical guidelines on oral medication management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland.

 

Audit of the current practice of hip surveillance in children aged 5-18 years with cerebral palsy in Belfast

Principal investigators

Dr Joseph Clarke (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, P.I.), Dr Claire Lundy (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, co-investigators) with Dr Elena Guiomar Garcia Jalon (Queen’s University Belfast).

Funding

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and Public Health Agency, 2014-16.

Outline

This audit identified surveillance practice and orthopaedic management of the hips of children with cerebral palsy who resided in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust using NICE clinical guidelines as the benchmark.

 

Audit of oral medication management of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy in the Western Health & Social Care Trust

Principal investigators

Dr Claire Watterson (Western Health & Social Care Trust, P.I.) & Dr Jenny Fairfield (Western Health & Social Care Trust, co-investigator), with Dr Elena Guiomar Garcia Jalon (Queen’s University Belfast).

Funding

Western Health & Social Care Trust and Public Health Agency, 2014. 

Outline

This audit investigated medical management of spasticity in a random sample of children with cerebral palsy residing in the Western Health & Social Care Trust using NICE clinical guidelines as the benchmark.