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.
Quality Markers and Measures
The Quality Markers and Measure Audit allows the domiciliary care organisation to monitor how their end of life care delivery fits with the outcomes of the Six Steps to Success Programme and the national End of Life Care Quality Markers and Measures (Department of Health 2009).  Several quality markers and measures audit tools have been developed to allow data collection and analysis.
Quality Measure and Markers Audit Guidance
A guide to assist the domiciliary care organisation representative to complete their audit assessments and confidently use the audit tools provided
Download: Quality Markers Audit Tool Guidance
Quality Markers Level Descriptors
Information on level descriptors associated with the markers and measures in the Quality Markers Audit
Download: Quality Markers Level Descriptors
Quality Markers Audit Individual Tools Pre-Programme
Allows domiciliary care organisation representative to self-assess (printable version)
Download: Quality Markers Pre Programme Audit
Quality Markers Audit Individual Tool Post-Programme
Allows domiciliary care organisation representative to self-assess (printable version)
Download: Quality Markers Post Assessment Audit
Quality Markers Audit Individual Tool Pre and Post Programme
An Excel spreadsheet that allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to input quality markers against the level descriptors to monitor how their End of Life Care delivery fits with the outcomes of the Six Steps to Success Programme and the National End of Life Care Quality Markers and Measures (DH 2009)
Download: Quality Markers Audit Analysis Tool - Individual
Quality Markers and Measures Audit Cohort Tool Guidance
Provides information on the use of the cohort tool
Download: Quality Markers and Measures Audit Cohort Tool Guidance
Quality Markers Cohort Analysis Tools
An Excel spreadsheet that allows data from the individual domiciliary care organisations’ quality markers assessment to be collated to feedback at cohort level
Download: Quality Markers Audit Analysis Tool - Cohort
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit
The Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit has been designed so that data can be collected from the domiciliary care organisation representative around their abilities across sixteen key areas of End of Life Care.  This audit should assist in preparing feedback for the organisation  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 the domiciliary care organisation representative in completing their audit assessments and to confidently use the audit tools
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit Guidance
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - All Staff
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
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Post-Programme
Allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to self assess their level of knowledge, skills and confidence on completion of the Six Steps Programme
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence - Post Programme
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Analysis Tool
An Excel spreadsheet that provides a data collection process for pre and post programme knowledge, skills and confidence assessments
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Analysis Tool
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit Cohort Tool Guidance
Guidance how to transfer data from the self assessment analysis to the cohort collection tool below
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit Cohort Tool Guidance
Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit Tool
An Excel spreadsheet used to collect and analyse the cohort data
Download: Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit Cohort Tool
Post Death Information Audit
Throughout the programme the domiciliary care organisations are asked to collect information on the deaths of their clients.  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 to nationally recommended end of life care tools.  Several tools have been developed to support the collection and analysis of this information.
Post Death Information Audit Tool Guidance
Provides information on how to use the post death information audit tools
Download: Post Death Information Audit Tool Guidance
Post Death Information Audit Tool Pre-Programme
Allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to capture data that will demonstrate the effectiveness of the Six Steps Programme
Download: Post Death Information Audit Tool Pre-Programme
Post Death Information Audit Tool Ongoing
Allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to collect data to monitor practice throughout the Six Steps Programme
Download: Post Death Information Audit Tool Ongoing
Post Death Information Audit Tool Post-Programme
Allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to collect data continuously to audit their practice and demonstrate maintaining outcomes and measures
Download: Post Death Information Audit Tool Post-Programme
Post Death Information Audit Cohort Tool
An Excel spreadsheet that allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to input the data collected using the pre and ongoing audits and to provide an analysis of that data
Download: Post Death Information Audit Tool