19 December 2016

A look back at QI in Bedfordshire & Luton in 2016

By Ishrat Love-Chowdhury, QI Lead for Luton

It’s been an exciting year for QI in Bedfordshire and Luton. With much preparatory work taking place with senior leaders early in the year, the official launch for QI took place in April 2016 with the Annual Conference in the Rufus Centre, followed by a series of roadshows and events in a host of venues across town. Over 200 people have been involved in these events and 95 people are currently undergoing their 6 month Improvement Science in Action QI Training programme. With the help of structured training in QI Methodology, staff have developed 28 exciting QI Projects so far. These projects are looking at improving a wide range of issues identified by staff and service users for better access to services, to reduce violence and aggression on in-patient wards and improve physical health.

Over the course of next year, even more staff are signing up to be trained in Pocket QI, a shorter course on the methodology and tools for QI so that even more projects can get started in the months to come. Click here to see dates of upcoming training.

There has also recently been 2 “Intro to QI” sessions held in Bedfordshire and Luton encouraging  Service Users and Carers to learn more about why we use QI in the Trust and get more actively involved in the improvement work happening across the directorate

Service Users and Carers complete their Quality Improvement training in Luton

We’re excited to see what 2017 will hold!

 

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