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Clinical audit is a way to find out if healthcare is being provided in line with standards and lets care providers and patients know where their service is doing well, and where there could be improvements.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/clinaudit /

Please explain the use of "is being" in "is being provided"

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It is passive present progressive tense:

someone is providing healthcare (active) -> healthcare is being provided (by someone) (passive)

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Why can't we use the present simple- is provided ..in the above?

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Jigneshbharati

Why can't we use the present simple- is provided ..in the above?

The progressive tense conveys more strongly a sense of "what is happening right now", i.e. at the time of the audit.

Suppose a friend is driving you on a tour of a city that you have never seen before. You pass by a stadium. There are hundreds of people there, and you can hear cheers coming from the stadium. You ask your friend,

What is happening there?

He says,

There is a football match today. The stadium is being used for a sporting event today.


Compare:

Suppose a friend is driving you on a tour of a city that you have never seen before. You pass by a stadium. All is quiet. The whole area seems empty. You ask your friend,

What happens there?

He says,

Sometimes there are football matches; sometimes there are rock concerts. The stadium is used for various purposes.


So the purpose of the audit is to find out if healthcare in line with standards is being provided exactly at the time the audit is being done. It doesn't matter if the correct kind of healthcare has occasionally been provided in the past, for example, or may be provided again in the future. The audit is for what is happening now in the organization.

CJ

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