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Quality Improvement Resources

Your QI stories

Be inspired to #TryQI 

Read about the quality improvement projects that other people have carried out.
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Your QI stories
QI articles

Research and articles in the field of quality improvement  

We have searched online to find articles about quality improvement that might help you with your own quality improvement project. Be inspired by other project ideas and how to make the most of your quality improvement project. 
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QI articles
Making the case for quality improvement

Improving quality of care and value for money

Learn more from the King’s Fund about quality improvement, what it can achieve and the ten key lessons from NHS leaders seeking to embed quality improvement within their local systems. 
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Making the case for quality improvement
Quality improvement made simple

What everyone should know about health care quality improvement

New to quality improvement? Read the Health Foundation’s guide to some of the common approaches used to improve quality.  
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Quality improvement made simple
Chole QuIC

Reducing the time to urgent gall bladder surgery

Gallstone related diseases account for approximately one third of emergency general surgery admissions and referrals and there is wide variation in the management of these patients, with cholecystectomy rates within 10 days of first admission for acute cholecystitis ranging from 0% to 35% across England. 
Our Chole-QuIC project aims to reduce time to urgent cholecystectomy for eligible patients with acute biliary pain or cholecystitis or gallstone pancreatitis, by using quality improvement (QI) methodology to empower clinicians to drive change within their own hospital trusts.

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Chole QuIC
Introduction to improvement science

A training web site focused on the needs of the perioperative multi-disciplinary team and patients 

PRISM is an improvement science training website where you can access QI resources and tools to help with your QI projects and complete an introductory module to improvement science. 
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Introduction to improvement science
Clinical audit

Finding out if healthcare is being provided in line with standards 

We strongly support surgeon participation in national and local clinical audits as a regular part of day-to-day clinical practice. It enables care providers and patients to know where a service is doing well and where there could be improvements. Clinical audits and quality improvement work together to improve patient outcomes and experience. Read about the principles of audit participation and what constitutes best practice, national and regional audits, and access tools to support your audit activity.
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Clinical audit
Clinical effectiveness unit

Influencing clinical policy and audit practice in the UK

Our clinical effectiveness unit is a national centre of expertise in methods, organisation and logistics of large-scale studies of the quality of surgical care. Find out more about our major projects, what we do and read the current audit reports.
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Clinical effectiveness unit
 

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