The difference between QI and Audit
The Bristol Patient Safety Conference draws a firm distinction between Audit and Quality Improvement. Whilst both are important in delivering high quality healthcare, they are underpinned by different conceptual principles. Please note any projects following LEAN methodology will be considered and assessed for demonstration of LEAN principles with accepted work being presented in the Quality Improvement Category. Nicola Davey of QI clinic Ltd and QIClearn has created this handy summary to help you assess which category your work belongs in
The new SQUIRE 2.0 guidelines have been published
The SQUIRE guidelines provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare.
They are intended for reports that describe system level work to improve the quality, safety, and value of healthcare, and used methods to establish that observed outcomes were due to the intervention(s). A range of approaches exists for improving healthcare. SQUIRE may be adapted for reporting any of these
Measurement for Improvement
What are we trying to achieve?
How will we know that a change is an improvement?
What change can we make that will result in an improvement
Video from Mike Davidge [9minutes 52s]
An introduction to Quality Improvement using 4 everyday objects
Scope your problem – Russian doll
Moving to testing – lightbulb moments
Generating ideas – garden gate
Weighing up your findings – set of scales
Video from Graham McKenzie [13 minutes 49s] You Tube
QI Tools library from Health Innovation West of Englandclick here
Guide to making a QI poster from Health Innovation West of Englandclick here