QI Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extraordinary time and a time of rapid change; barriers removed, risk appetite high, increased collaboration, blurring of professional and system boundaries have all led to some great improvements. Many of these we do not want to lose. The following model is a great tool to take some time out … More QI Through COVID-19

Together Even When We Are Apart: MSK and Hand Therapy’s ‘WOD’ COVID Story

To view the Tweets embedded in this post, please use Google Chrome or Edge. Monday 23rd March 2019 was not your normal Monday. The surge of COVID-19 was imminent and we were converting all our patients to virtual sessions via Attend Anywhere and telephone clinics, as well as ensuring our outpatient teams were set up … More Together Even When We Are Apart: MSK and Hand Therapy’s ‘WOD’ COVID Story

Why do Quality Improvement?

Paul Batalden and Frank Davidoff of the Dartmouth Institute describe quality improvement as: “The combined efforts of everyone – health care professionals, patients and their families, researchers, commissioners, educators – to make changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, better system performance, and better professional development.”

Our Mission

The Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) ‘Quality of Care’ strategic objective (2018-23) states that we aim to be “creating a learning organisation and a culture of continuous improvement, to reduce repeated harms and improve patient experience”. One of the ways we will contribute to achieving this objective for the organisation will be … More Our Mission

QI and Sustainability

Last year, we asked Dr Peter Wilkinson to write a short blog on his reflections and his top 5 learning points following his participation in a one-week, in-person training course provided by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As well as being an Improvement Coach, Dr Wilkinson is also an Ambassador for Health and Sustainability … More QI and Sustainability

Finding Inspiration

Next month the IHI/BMJ International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare takes place in Amsterdam and we are looking forward to joining a small delegation from ASPH and our local, partner organisations at the conference. These kind of forums are invaluable for sharing ideas, meeting like-minded colleagues from other organisations and finding inspiration. Last … More Finding Inspiration