How to make your PDSA successful

This interesting article was published in BMJ Quality and Safety Online in January this year. It describes some of the pitfalls of the PDSA methodology which, as we encourage more front-line led change, is a timely reminder that the over-simplification of this model and its application without appropriate support could result in failure. The article argues … More How to make your PDSA successful

Leadership matters

We have recently been discussing with some of our colleagues in a number of teams the type of leadership we need in order to nurture an improvement culture in our organisation. There’s plenty of evidence – both from academic research and anecdotally from within ASPH – that leadership is the most influential factor in shaping … More Leadership matters

Assemblies, Onions and Tips for QI Meetings

The ED Assembly Last week’s video message from our Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin (@SuzRankin ) was all about quality improvement and a new type of improvement meeting in the Emergency Department. Dr Asim Nayeem (@asim_nayeem ) has set up an ‘ED Assembly’ in the department to bring people together and work collectively to solve problems and … More Assemblies, Onions and Tips for QI Meetings