The Audit Tools

In this section you will find the guidance and the tools required to undertake the three key audits that run over the course of the Six Steps Programme.

We are interested to hear any of your comments around the tools and audit guidance.  If you have any feedback or are experiencing any problems with the audit resources please email sixsteps@eolp.org.uk. Please click on the links below to access the audit tools and the guidance documents.

Organisational Programme Audit

Before starting the programme, and on completion of the programme, the care homes are asked to collect information on the deaths of their residents.  This will help to develop the Six Steps to Success Programme and it is important to capture data to demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme and identify the provision of end of life care in relation.  There are several tools that have been developed to support the collection and analysis of this information.

Organisational programme audit guidance

Provides information on how to use the organisational programme audit

Download: Organisational programme audit guidance

Organisational programme audit for pre and post programme - WORD version

Allows the care home to capture data that will monitor changes within the care homes prior to starting and on completion of the Six Steps Programme

Download: Organisational programme audit for pre and post programme WORD

Organisational programme audit for pre and post programme - EXCEL version
Allows the care home to capture data that will monitor changes within the care homes prior to starting and on completion of the Six Steps Programme
Download: Organisational programme audit for pre and post programme - EXCEL version
Organisational programme audit cohort tool

Allows the facilitator to compile data on several care homes within a single document

Download: Organisational programme audit cohort tool

Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit
The Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit has been designed so that data can be collected from  care home staff across sixteen key areas of End of Life Care. This audit should assist in preparing feedback and in developing reports to evaluate the implementation of the Six Steps to Success Programme. There are several audit tools that will support collation and analysis of the data.

Knowledge, Skills and Confidence audit guidance
A guide to assist care home staff in completing their audit assessments and to confidently use the audit tools
Download: Six Steps KSC audit guidance v2 2019
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - all staff - WORD version
A self-assessment tool that will allow staff to assess their current knowledge, skills and confidence around the core end of life care topics which are covered in the Six Steps Programme
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - all staff - WORD version
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - all staff - EXCEL version
Allows the care home representative to self assess their level of knowledge, skills and confidence on completion of the Six Steps Programme
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - all staff - EXCEL version
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence cohort audit tool
An Excel spreadsheet used to collect and analyse the cohort data
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence cohort audit tool