Five key learning points about quality improvement

Last month a number of the ASPH team were fortunate to complete the ‘Improvement Coach Professional Development Program’ run by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The course is a 12-week programme, designed to further develop improvement knowledge and skills in coaching and facilitating improvement teams.  It was a great course and the latest in … More Five key learning points about quality improvement

Driving improvement through compassionate leadership and staff engagement

I was delighted to read this article by Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals for Care Quality Commission (CQC) in which he explains the importance of compassionate and inclusive leadership.  Sir Mike explains how, through the CQC programme of inspecting acute hospitals, it has become “increasingly clear that one of the strongest indicators … More Driving improvement through compassionate leadership and staff engagement

Adopt a Grandparent – Ideas into action

Since 2014, we have been supporting junior doctors at ASPH with their learning about, and practice of, quality improvement in healthcare.  Although the Foundation Year One (F1) doctors are with us for only a short time, we believe there are significant benefits for everyone in providing excellent teaching and support for their QI ideas. The … More Adopt a Grandparent – Ideas into action

What we need to build capability for QI

The 2014 Berwick report recommended that “The NHS should continually and forever reduce patient harm by embracing wholeheartedly an ethic of learning” and that the “NHS should become a learning organisation. Its leaders should create and support the capability for learning, and therefore change, at scale, within the NHS.” We have been thinking a lot … More What we need to build capability for QI

Leadership Lectures – Reflecting on ‘adaptive change’

Last week we were fortunate to attend a lecture at St Peter’s Hospital from Jocelyn Cornwell, Founder and Chair of the Point of Care Foundation.  Following the presentation, we asked Laura Strafford, Head of Library & Knowledge Services to write a blog on the subject. Laura’s blog is below and we think it raises some … More Leadership Lectures – Reflecting on ‘adaptive change’