Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts

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If you are recording data over a period of time, you might want to use a statistical process control (SPC) chart. This would help you to identify trends and patterns. Find out more by watching our short animation below.

To help you further, see the bottom of this page for templates which might help you also.


SPC Chart template (KCHFT version)

A Statistical Process Control (SPC) chart helps to see what is different to the norm. It charts changes over time and shows data plotted in time order.

For a Kent Community Health NHS Foundation version of a SPC chart, as pictured, please contact the QI Team.

NHS England guidance

Statistical process control (SPC) is a method of quality control which uses statistical methods to monitor and control a process.

SPC can help you understand the scale of a problem, gather information and identify possible causes when used together with other tools, such as process mapping and spaghetti diagrams. You will then be able to measure the impact of any change.