The KQuIP regional project pathway and events

KQuIP Regional Day

Multi-professional teams, patients and other stakeholders come together as a region to:

  • Review their regional UK Renal Registry data
  • Discuss and share best practice in quality improvement
  • Hear about the three national quality improvement projects that KQuIP is supporting
  • Decide on one priority area for quality improvement in their region
  • Build relationships across renal centres and strengthen the network

View an example regional day programme

Regional Project Launch event

  • Stakeholders from across the region come together to launch their regional QI project. This includes patients, business managers, commissioners and multi-professional teams.
  • Renal units share where they are, what they want to improve and what they hope to achieve through the project.
  • Senior management pledge commitment to the project’s shared vision

View an example project launch event programme

Units across the region begin implementing their QI project and collaborating with each other, sharing successes, challenges, and measuring the results of their change initiatives.

KQuIP offers monthly visits to participating units to support with engaging wider teams, linking units up, communicating their work and to offer QI expertise.

Throughout a year, QI leaders across the region are invited to attend three bespoke training days

Training day one: Introduction to QI and setting up a project

  • What are we trying to achieve? (setting objectives)
  • What is the project – and what is it not? (setting the scope)
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • Communicating your work and ideas
  • Timeframes of the project
  • What resource is needed at your unit to enable QI?
  • Baselining your service
  • Root cause analysis
  • Process mapping
  • Measurement

View an example training day one programme

Training day two: Sharing and learning

  • Feedback from process mapping, root cause analysis and baseline measurement
  • Learning and comparison
  • Vision of a perfect service – with no barriers
  • Roadmap to a vision and prioritising
  • Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle – what’s next?
  • Regional changes
  • Local changes
  • Feedback session to all Clinical Directors

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Training day three: Maintaining momentum

  • Feedback from improvements and measurement
  • Learning and comparison
  • People dimensions of change
  • Planning the next round of changes
  • Spread and embed

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Celebration event

After 12 months, the region comes together to share, spread and sustain changes, think about how the network will utilise and sustain their QI skills in the future and celebrate their QI work.