01 Sep 2021

GPICSV2 audit tool kit

The toolkit has been developed to allow units to benchmark themselves against the standards and recommendations set out in the Guidelines for Provision of Intensive Care Services (GPICS) V2. This resource is currently a beta (test) test version and is now ready for piloting.

Important information

Units who take part in this benchmarking exercise will own their data.

Units are invited to share their data with GPICS leads to help us:

  1. To understand the current national/regional picture for the delivery of intensive care services and the landscape amongst the Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs).
  2. To build a more robust tool to complement GPICS V3.

Once unit data is received it will be de-identified to generate an anonymised national and/or regional picture.

How to complete the toolkit

This tool kit is not stand-alone resource and should be used alongside the full GPICS V2 document which is available here: GPICS 2nd Edition. We recommend that the toolkit is completed in collaboration with members of the multi-professional team, so that each section is completed by individuals who are best placed to make an accurate assessment. We are aware that defining compliance with standards and recommendations is difficult and have deliberately left this to the judgment of local clinicians and managers.

The standards and recommendations are presented in Excel format with a drop-down option of ‘met’, ‘partially met’, ‘not met’ or ‘not applicable to this service’ next to each guideline. The toolkit also allows units to produce a PDF summary page which provides a useful overview of their responses.


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