Join thousands of healthcare staff and innovators from around the world who have benefited from using a QI approach. Gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Quality Improvement (QI) techniques to real-world challenges with this free series of five accredited workshops.

Our new Autumn Series of interactive online workshops commences on 6 October 2021. Modelled on our hugely successful QI Winter and Summer Series’, this five-week course, held on Wednesdays from 11:30 to 13:00 pm, can be joined as single sessions or a series.

The workshops have been developed, and will be delivered, by the West of England Academy team alongside guest speakers. Topics include stakeholder mapping, creating infographics, evaluation and the basics for planning, implementing and measuring a change programme.

What our CPD accredited programme offers

During our five 90-minute workshops, you will gain valuable insight into QI theory and effective tools you can put into immediate practice. You can join the whole series or choose the sessions that you’re most interested in.

The workshops will be interactive with activities to complete in Zoom breakout rooms or at home at your own pace.

The series will:

  • Give a basic overview of how quality and process improvement works;
  • Show how QI can lead to better outcomes for staff, organisations and patients;
  • Give attendees the confidence and practical skills to start using QI approaches in real world scenarios and
  • Show attendees how to access additional support through our West of England Academy.

Six CPD hours will be available to attendees of all five sessions. 

Session 1 – 6 October

What is the challenge and why QI? An introduction to basic Quality Improvement methodology and how it can be used for healthcare projects. Gain hands on experience of using QI tools to understand challenges from every angle.

Session 2 – 13 October

Creating change ideas Gain practical experience in using Liberating Structures for fast idea generation.

Session 3 – 20 October

Planning a change programme Gain hands on experience in using QI tools to plan and set up a QI project. Understand the project management fundamentals needed for a change programme.

Session 4 – 27 October

Carrying out QI Understand the steps to follow for implementing and testing change ideas. Gain hands on experience of using the Plan Do Study Act cycle to make improvements.

Session 5 – 03 November

Making the data work Understand how data is used to drive QI projects. Learn various methods for analysing and presenting data.

Who is it for?

Basically anyone who works in healthcare or healthcare innovation.

The series is designed for anyone with an interest in making improvements who have none or some understanding of QI. Attendees can be in any role and level within their organisation, for example from clinical, administration or facilities.

Attendees will be interested in applying learning to real-world scenarios either personal or professional.

Our academy works hard to welcome attendees from a broad range of backgrounds creating a safe and open environment for learning and sharing ideas.

Here’s a selection of the feedback from attendees of our previous QI series:

This was a fantastic introduction to QI, which is what I needed. I loved how things were explained so clearly and the session was interactive. It really helped my understanding, and I got a lot from the session.

The practical skills and frameworks are fantastic and such a great way to engage and inspire others. They will definitely help identify why a challenge is a challenge and instigate conversations about how we can overcome and/or improve processes

Attended the series. Very useful (esp models and theory) to help me complete my MSc Leadership & Innovation module. Found the sessions helpful in thinking about what could be developed as a QI project.

I am newly appointed as a QI manager so have used all the tools and techniques in my daily work and shared this with other colleagues and teams.

How to book your space:

To reserve your space on one or more of the series, click here.

To find out more about all of the events and training hosted by the West of England AHSN, visit our Academy webpages.