Quality Improvement (For ES/CS/SAS)

Category: Educational/Clinical Supervisors - Established Trainers Courses

Date: November 16th 2022 9:15am until 12:15pm

Location: Via TEAMS




MaxCourse ID: SW502



Within the Acute, Community and Mental Health services in the Southwest quality improvement methods have been in use since 2009. As a region we have relatively well-developed infrastructures in most hospitals where trainees spend their time. Most Trusts will have improvement teams that are multi-professional and are familiar with the Model for Improvement, Lean, Microsystems approaches to improving quality. Increasingly the language of QI and collaborative approaches are also evident in primary care settings.

All Royal Colleges have added Quality Improvement as a subject, an approach to improving care and a component of training since the publication of Training for Better Outcomes by the Academy of Royal Colleges in 2016.

This half day session is designed to ensure all educational supervisors are more understanding of the context for QI, the fundamentals of how QI methods work and in particular how they differ from Audit and how best to support, encourage and supervise good quality improvement experiences for their trainees.



At the end of the session participants will:

  1. Have more evidence of how QI impacts on doctors, patients, the NHS and wider society
  2. Understand how QI differs from audit
  3. See how time ordered measurement enables rapid learning about what changes work best
  4. See how Human factors and safe design provide a structured means to agree what to improve and why
  5. Have a check list of what common barriers there are and explore strategies to overcome them individually or together


As interactive as we can make it online with discussion, Q&As


Booking for these courses will be taken on MaxCourse, our online booking system.

Information about how to use MaxCourse can be found on our website.

Please email FacultyDevelopment.SW@hee.nhs.uk with any questions, before and on the day.