Tracy Ruthven joined the NHS in 1994 and initially worked for the clinical audit team at North Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. In 1997 she became Clinical Interface Audit Co-ordinator for Leicestershire Fosse NHS Trust before being appointed Deputy Manager at Leicestershire Primary Care Audit Group in 2000. Tracy left the NHS in 2006 and jointly set up the Clinical Audit Support Centre.
Tracy joined the NHS with a degree in English and Sociology from Keele University and was awarded a distinction in 1997 upon completing Leicester University’s Certificate in Clinical Audit Support. In the same year Tracy was also awarded a Diploma in Health and Social Welfare from the Open University. In 2006 Tracy graduated from the University of Birmingham with an MSc in Managing Quality in Healthcare. Tracy also holds a teaching qualification.
Her experience includes:
- Co-author of the methodology sections of New Principles of Best Practice in Clinical Audit (published 2011)
- Working to support a wide range of national clinical audit and quality improvement activities including evaluation of the first-ever social care audit, delivery of train the trainer sessions and development of ground breaking RCA in clinical audit training sessions and guidance
- Worked with organisations to review and manage their compliance to meet Care Quality Commission requirements
- Contributions to academic journals including The Pharmaceutical Journal, British Journal of Community Nursing, Quality in Primary Care and Clinical Governance Bulletin.