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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: 18 March 2021

Venue: online

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



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

 


Member rates

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel

Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and pharma representatives
£130
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£105
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£80

Registration payments can be made by card only. Invoices are not accepted

Non-member rates

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel

Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and pharma representatives
£190
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£160
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£125

Registration payments can be made by card only. Invoices are not accepted


Programme

Morning sessions
10:00-13:30

Time

Session title

10:00-10:30

Introduction and icebreakers

10:30-11:30

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

  • Case study: focusing on process mapping

11:30-12:00

Break

12:00-13:30

 Session 2: Measurement for improvement 

  • How do we know a change is an improvement? 

  • PDSA cycles and the model for improvement* 

  • Driver diagrams* 

  • Run charts 

  • Case study

 

13:30-14:15

 Lunch

 

Afternoon sessions
14:15-15:45

Time

Session title

14:15-15:45

Session 2: Engaging stakeholders

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Stakeholder mapping*

  • Case study: CW

  • Troubleshooting and QI clinics with patients

  • Next steps and how to make the most of your world

15:45

Feedback and close

* = breakout sessions