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Overview

Suitable for anyone with an interest in QI, this is an informative and collaborative day covering subjects essential to managing successful quality improvement.

 

Date: 19 April 2020

Venue: Glasgow

CPD: 5 credits

If you're interested in quality improvement (QI), this is the course for you. Maybe you're in the middle of a QI project, perhaps you're just getting started or you may even still be thinking about what you might do in the future.

You'll enjoy lectures and practical group challenges from a faculty ranging across the whole MDT, including patient representatives. You're encouraged to bring your own QI projects to work on, be these ideas, work-in-progress or completed initiatives.

You'll work with patients and stakeholders and learn about measurement for improvement and how to use key QI tools.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the principles of QI, particularly in contrast to audit and research

  • To understand and be able to apply a number of QI tools, including process mapping, the Model for Improvement, Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycles, driver diagrams and run charts

  • To understand the importance of engaging stakeholders effectively within your QI project and be able to apply stakeholder mapping exercises

  • To understand the importance of involving patients in designing and conducting quality improvement projects

  • To trouble-shoot existing QI projects with advice on how to develop further

  • To gain confidence in utilising tools developed by the BSR to support QI, harnessing data from the NEIAA, SLE audit and Choosing Wisely recommendations

  • To gain confidence in leading and supporting others in QI initiatives


Book

Book your place now on our Quality Improvement: A Practical Methodology Workshop day

 


Member rates



Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and pharma representatives
£195
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£145
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£110

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Non-member rates



Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and pharma representatives
£295
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£220
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£165

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Cancellation terms and conditions

Cancellations received in writing by the British Society for Rheumatology events team by 19 March 2020 will be entitled to a full refund minus a cancellation fee of £25 for members and £40 for non-members. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after this date. Substitutions may be made but this will incur a £25 administration fee.

Programme

Sunday 19 April

Morning sessions
10:30-13:00

Time

Session title

Speakers

10:30-11:00

Arrival, registration and refreshments

11:00-11:30

Introduction and icebreakers

Dr Charlotte Sharp, Dr Roz Benson

11:30-13:00

Session 1: Understanding the problem

  • Introducing improvement science and systems thinking

  • Background to QI (vs audit/research)

  • Process mapping

  • Understanding the problem and developing an aim

Dr Lesley Kay, Dr Hannah Baird

13:00-13:45

Lunch


Afternoon sessions
13:45-18:00


Time

Session title

Speakers

13:45-15:00

Session 2: Engaging stakeholders

  • Stakeholder mapping

  • Involving patients

  • Finding friends in your Trust

Dr Charlotte Sharp, Dr Roz Benson, Karen Staniland, Roger Stevens

15:00-15:30

Tea and coffee break

15:30-16:45

Session 3: Measurement for improvement

  • How do we know a change is an improvement?

  • PDSA cycles and the model for improvement

  • Using BSR's quality improvement tools: driver diagrams

  • Run charts

Dr Hannah Baird, Dr Charlotte Sharp

16:45-17:45

Trouble-shooting and QI clinic with patients

Karen Staniland, Roger Stevens

17:45-18:00

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