A team’s reflections on leadership

Shortsmoor Leadership Training September 2018 The following blog combines a number of personal reflections from different people – all within the same team – following participation in a Shortsmoor Leadership training course together.  KQuIP is supporting leadership training for all Quality Improvement leads across participating renal units. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We were in a team meeting and one of us…

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Include patients at the beginning

As part of FabChange70, led by the Academy of Fab Stuff, the North West Fab ambassadors aimed to build a regional network of change agents, with no leader, no hierarchical power; a network that provides opportunity to share, learn and adapt from each other. I produced an invitation for the launch of our North West Fabulous Change Agent Network NWFabCAN:   Feeling positive, I sent it…

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Putting data into action

By Ron Cullen, Chief Executive, Renal Association The UK Renal Registry’s mission statement, “Putting Data into Action” aims to improve patient care by national audit and supporting research, innovation and quality improvement (QI).  As the quality of the Registry’s data has improved, so has the desire to make a positive difference to kidney patients with the data we collect, and to ensure “quality assurance and quality improvement is built…

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North West Regional Day

The KQuIP/ UKRR Regional Day is a one off event hosted within the region and brings together the renal community including medical, multi-disciplinary colleagues and patients to consider data provided by the UK Renal Registry, Public Health England and NHSBT with a focus on quality improvement The KQuIP/UKRR North West Regional day, led by Dr Smeeta Sinha on 31st January 2018 brought together the North West renal community  from Merseyside,…

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ICECAP Measures – Beyond Clinical Outcomes to a Balanced Measurement Strategy

Measurement and Understanding Workstream, KQuIP Quality improvement (QI) frequently measures how variables change either: To identify and respond to unwanted variation or To measure the impact of implementing a change into day-to-day healthcare practice. It is often used as a bridge between research and day-to-day practice, observing the true effect of implementing an intervention into the real world. Often changes can lead to improvement in clinical…

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