KQuIP Regional Activity

KQuIP has identified that an effective regional network structure is critical for the delivery of tangible improvements for patients. KQuIP is working to support and liaise with the existing structure of regional delivery networks to ensure an effective local delivery arm and intelligence network that can deliver the spread and sustainability of embedded quality improvement. KQuIP and the regions will be focusing on three priority areas for national quality improvement projects. Home Therapies, Transplant First and Vascular Access. For more information on KQuIP’s national projects click here.

The regions that KQuIP is currently working with are:

West Midlands

The West Midlands KQuIP and UK Renal Registry regional day was held on 23 March 2017. It was designed in partnership between KQuIP and clinicians in the West Midlands, led by Clara Day, Network lead. Their focus regionally was agreed to be improving access to home therapies. This is steering the KQuIP programme of activity within the West Midlands region.

To find out more about the West Midlands regional activity, click here.

Yorkshire and Humber

Yorkshire and Humber region began their KQuIP journey by hosting a Regional Day on 6 July 2017. The four units; Bradford, Doncaster, Leeds and York; are working collaboratively on the national QI project MAGIC.

To find out more about the Yorkshire and Humber regional activity, click here.

East Midlands

The KQuIP/UK Renal Registry East Midlands regional day was held on the 12 September 2017. The programme for the day focused on national and regional health data setting the context, national and local priority settings, Quality Improvement planning and next steps.

To find out more about the East Midlands regional activity, click here.

North West

The North West region began their KQuIP journey by hosting a Regional Day on 31 January 2018. The six units; Aintree, Manchester, Preston, Royal Liverpool, Salford and Wirral; are working collaboratively on the national QI projects Transplant First and MAGIC.

To find out more about the North West regional activity, click here.

Oxford and Thames Valley

The Oxford and Thames Valley region has chosen to implement Transplant First as its improvement initiative.

In July they held a learning and sharing event where the teams from Reading and Oxford described their current status and themes emerging for improvement in pre-emptive transplantation. They also heard from two patients who described their experiences. Blogs are available to read here.

The teams are now collecting data and will meet again in November to share this and learn about QI tools to support their implementation of the project.

To find out more about the Oxford and Thames Valley regional activity, click here.

South West

The South West hosted their Regional KQuIp day on 4 October 2018. The six units; Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Gloucester, Dorset and Bristol are working collaboratively on the national QI project Transplant First.

To find out more about the South West regional activity, click here.

North East

The KQuIP/UKRR Northeast regional day took place on 2 April 2019.  Colleagues from the region came together to develop a programme for the day with support from KQuIP. The region has chosen MAGIC as its improvement project.

To find out more about the North East regional activity, click here.

South East

The KQuIP/UKRR Southeast regional day took place on 3 June 2019.  Colleagues from the region came together to develop a programme for the day with support from KQuIP. The day was further enhanced by the talks given by two local patients, who spoke passionately about there experience, and encouraged the clinicians to talk openly with them. The region has chosen Transplant First as there improvement project.

The agenda for the day can be found here.

Here is the master slide set which was used.

Photographs of the day are here.

South London

KQuIP is supporting the South London Clinical alliance to implement three projects  – Supportive Care, Vascular Access and Transplantation, across four Trusts – Epsom and St Helier, Guys and St Thomas, Kings and St George’s in South London.

To find out more about the South London regional activity click here

National paediatric KQuIP network

KQuIP is supporting 13 paediatric renal centres in the UK to improve the care of children with kidney disease through the development of a national quality improvement (QI) network.

The first national paediatric KQuIP QI day was held on 9 November 2018. It was designed in partnership between KQuIP and the British Association of Paediatric Nephrologists, and led by Daljit Hothi, the paediatric KQuIP clinical lead.

To find out more about the national paediatric KQuIP activity, click here.

If you would like any further information about KQuIP you can contact the  KQuIP programme team at thinkkidneys@renalregistry.nhs.uk