This week, Dr Mareeni Raymond (GP and managing editor of BMJ Quality Improvement Reports) gives us an overview of quality improvement, including what it consists of, who it is for, and why you should take part.
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Developing leadership for quality improvement
Robert Varnam, UK. Applying scientific approaches to quality improvement in primary care requires effective leadership which creates vision, inspires commitment and embeds the use of new tools. Here, four international primary care improvement leaders evaluate the state of leadership for quality improvement in primary care, drawing out key lessons learned and challenges for the future.
Around the world in mental health QI
This session will bring rapid Pecha Kucha style presentations from each group around the world that is applying quality improvement techniques to tackle complex problems in mental health services. Get a glimpse into the breadth and scale of mental health improvement work taking place across the globe.
COVID-19 has killed Quality Improvement – Debate
The COVID-19 pandemic has profound implications for how we practice Quality Improvement (QI) in healthcare. But has it created a bigger role for QI, with increasing opportunities or has it put the nails in the coffin of QI as we know it? Six debaters will argue for and against this important but contentious motion, “COVID-19 has killed Quality Improvement”. Who will have the last word? Has COVID killed QI? Come find out – you decide the winner! After this session, participants will be able to: - Understand the arguments for and against “COVID-19 has killed Quality Improvement” - Experience a lively, active debate, argued from the head and the heart Have their perceptions about who thinks what challenged - Draw their own conclusions about whether “COVID-19 has killed Quality Improvement” Debate moderator: Helen Bevan, Horizons Team, NHS England and Improvement; England Join us this year by registering at http:/internationalforum.bmj.com
Expert interview: Helen Bevan – large-scale change
Helen Bevan (chief of service transformation at NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement) met us at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2013 (http://internationalforum.bmj.com/) to discuss the challenges of making large-scale change