Quality improvement methodology (QI) is a key skill in improving services for patients in healthcare.
Dr Danielle Franklin is the QI Lead for the APAGBI working within the science committee. She is a paediatric anaesthetist working for Plymouth University Hospital NHS Trust, Q fellow and human factors module lead for Plymouth University. Working together with the APA council, the QI team are leading a strong patient safety ethos within the remit of the APA.
Join us for exciting quality improvement work at the ASM and linkman meetings.
For further questions or information: QI@apagbi.org.uk
Resources – QI and Human factors
“Improving quality is about making health care safe, effective, patient-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. In the history of the NHS, there has never been a greater focus on improving the quality of health services.” The Health Foundation
Quality improvement (QI) is a key part of improving services for patients in healthcare. All QI methodology uses small cycles of change with continuous measurement. Measuring outcome with high quality simple data is key to improving services. Equally human factors methods are used to improve services. Here we provide you with some easily accessible resources on to start you on improvement your journey. A good overview video on YouTube on QI :Quality improvement in healthcare
Online resources to learn about QI
Raising standards RCOA QI book 2020
Human factors/ergonomics resources
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Submit your abstract for the QI prize at the APA ASM or linkman meetings we want to hear what you have been up to especially during these challenging times.
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