North East

The North East, England, regional network comprises five trusts across Newcastle, Carlisle, Middlesbrough, Hull and Sunderland.

Regional Structure

Click here for more information on the regional structure.


January 2020 – NE KQuiP/MAGIC Launch

Unit QI leads were asked to invite their patients and stakeholders to attend the launch of MAGIC. The day started with a welcome from Katy Jones, Regional lead and Ron Cullen, CEO Renal Association. Jennifer Adam presented on “What is MAGIC” detailing definition, population, measurement metrics, interventions and timelines.  Katy Jones presented on the Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREM) highlighting data from the annual national survey of kidney patients. Each unit involved was asked to present a ‘Complicated Fistula” and “What have we done since we last met” update. The day ended with a World Cafe session with ideas generated for improvements within the region. On the day, 49 healthcare professionals and patients attended from the 5 units within the region.

Please click on the links below to view the agenda and presentations of the day.

Each person who attended took a copy of the North East Road Map which is a quick guide with future dates and events.

November 2019 – Leadership Programme

The North East QI leaders will complete the Leadership Programme in November 2019, by participating in a two day Renal Shortsmoor Leadership Training course and one day Leadership into Action day.

These two days provide the quality improvement leads with a good understanding of effective leadership, and the opportunity for greater self-awareness, in order to lay sound foundations for continuous improvement as a leader.

6th November 2019– Leadership into Action

QI leads from each unit have been invited to attend a day where they could apply their leadership skills in developing a regional launch day for their chosen QI project MAGIC.

30/31 October 2019 – Shortsmoor Renal Leadership Training

QI leads from each unit were invited to attend a two day leadership course. To view the programme click the link

9th August 2019 – Are You Ready for Change Workshop

Unit QI leads were invited to a two workshop to complete a self-assessment questionnaire – Are you ready for Change.  They were asked to complete first individually and then as a unit. Completing this allowed opportunity for sharing scores and ideas for preparing them for their chosen QI project.

2nd April 2019 – The KQuIP North East Regional Day

The KQuIP North East Regional Day held at the Village Hotel on the 2nd April 2019 brought together the North East renal community, including a broad range of medical, multi-disciplinary colleagues and patients to consider and discuss data provided by the UK Renal Registry, Public Health England and NHSBT.

The day was led by Katy Jones, (Regional Lead) and Paul Cockwell (KQuIP Co-Chair) and provided an opportunity to review national and local data and explore the regions involvement in the three KQuIP national priority projects. The day was an opportunity to share improvement successes and plan further collaborative Quality Improvement projects across the region.

To view the full agenda including details of each session, speakers and time slots click here.

Here is the master slide set which was used.

Photographs of the MAGIC SWOT Analyses are here.