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Quality Improvement here and now – measurement and beyond

Paul Cockwell, KQuIP Co-Chair The major variation in clinical outcomes and patient reported experience between and within renal services is a stark reminder that the system is the major factor in the quality of patient experience and in ensuring that each patient has the opportunity for their best outcome. A fundamental goal of quality improvement (QI) is to improve experience and outcomes for patients at a…

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South West Training Day 3 event report

The QI leads from all 6 units came together for a full day of sharing and learning, whilst learning new QI tools and skills.  A report from the South West KQuIP Training Day 3 event is available to read here.

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Self Care Week 18 – 24 November

Kidney Care Community Leads the Way in Promoting the Benefits of Self Care Self Care is an initiative encouraging people to keep themselves well and manage their health conditions by sharing responsibility for their health and wellbeing with their clinical team. Not just about knowing what to do when you have a bout of ‘flu, self care can be appropriate for people living with long term…

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‘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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