‘My Tipping Point’ by Jonathon Hope

A Difficult Start Around 40 years ago, at the age of 12, I began to get initial signs that my kidneys weren’t well.  Four years later at boarding school, my kidneys failed and 147 of the next 365 days were spent in hospital. As a nervous and unhappy child, this was a terrifying and utterly devastating experience. I quickly became overwhelmed and despite the often outstanding…

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Sustainable Quality Improvement

Members of the Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP) went to the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare sustainable QI training day last month.  A blog is now available reflecting on the day and how KQuIP could promote sustainability through the QI networks that are developing.  For more information on implementing sustainable quality improvement, there are resources available via the KQuIP hub here.

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Sustainable Quality Improvement and the triple bottom line

Reflections on training with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare On 4 October, North Bristol – where I live – joined many NHS Trusts in declaring a climate emergency “to show a clear and positive commitment to tackle it and its effects on the health of our population”.  Shortly after this, during two weeks of climate action by the protest group Extinction Rebellion, hundreds of health workers…

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Transplant First: What are the common themes we are finding from working with regions?

Dr Kerry Tomlinson, Transplant First National Project Lead The Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership (KQuIP) has visited most regions in England and facilitated group discussions around barriers to access to best practice transplantation. In every region there are areas of good practice, but no region has transplant listing absolutely cracked and we found several themes which keep repeating themselves. I presented these at UK Kidney Week (UKKW)…

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Leading quality improvement as a renal registrar

I gradually gained the confidence and felt more comfortable in switching roles between team leader and team worker… Dr Khai Ping Ng (Renal Registrar, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire), DAYLife project, West Midlands KQuIP Network When I casually expressed my interest in getting ‘some experience in leadership or management’ as one of my aims as a final year renal registrar to the clinical service lead…

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