Yorkshire and Humber

Yorkshire and Humber is one of nine official regions of England. It comprises mostly of Yorkshire, Hull, North and East Lincolnshire. The largest cities are Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Huddersfield, and York.

Regional Structure

Renal Regional Lead

Dr Ian Stott, Consultant Nephrologist, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


  • Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, St. Lukes Hospital
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, St. James Hospital
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Renal Unit Quality Improvement (QI) Leads

Each unit has been asked to identify one medical and MDT lead. They are the ones who will the project on their unit. They should commit to meeting monthly to support implementation of their chosen project  in their local units


  • Collect data, on the defined objectives of the chose projects and any regionally agreed data
  • Implement any educational materials, competency package and awareness materials at the set time points in the project
  • Actively participate in discussions through attendance at KQuIP regional activities, webinars/calls. This will include 7 regional study days and 2 monthly network webinars/calls.
  • Deliver outcome and process measures to the project at the set time.

There are:

6 identified medical QI leads

10 identified MDT QI leads

National Project

Through discussion with the regional lead and clinical directors, the region will be working on MAGIC as their main project

The KQuIP Delivery Plan is a simple framework where quality improvement capability  is developed and delivered in collaboration with renal unit QI leads and KQuIP’s developmental work stream


11th December Quality Improvement Training Day Three

Information to follow

14th August Quality Improvement Training Day Two

Information to follow

9th April Quality Improvement Training Day One

The QI leads from the region came together with their project QI teams to learn new/ develop existing QI skills and tools. The focus of the day was ‘How to set up a project’ and ‘Baseline your service’ with a MAGIC update from Katie Fielding.

12th March MAGIC Launch day

QI leads form each of the units were asked to invite their stakeholders, peers, patients from inside and outside their organisation to attend the launch of MAGIC within the region. The regional lead, Ian Stott, chaired the day. 42 people from within the renal community attended and listened to patient experiences, nurse’s experiences and vascular surgeon experiences of needling.

After the coffee break, the attendees were asked to attend a world café session; 4 tables with 4 topics, they could attend whatever topic they wanted to but had to visit all four tables. This generated great discussion and sharing of information within the tables.

The day ended with everyone pledging to support the quality improvement project MAGIC within their unit.

February 2019 – Leadership Programme

The Yorkshire and Humber QI leaders will complete the Leadership Programme in February 2019, by participating in a two day Renal Shortsmoor Leadership Training and one day Leadership into Action:

Renal Shortsmoor Leadership Training

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.

24th and 25th January – 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

5th February – Leadership into Action

QI leads from each unit were invited to attend a day where they could apply their leadership skills in developing a regional launch day for their chosen QI project MAGIC. Through discussions, the QI leads formed a closed WhatsApp group to allow quick discussion and decision making.

13th November 2018 – 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.

6th July 2017 – The KQuIP/ UKRR Yorkshire and Humber Regional Day

The KQuIP/UKRR Yorkshire and Humber Regional day held at the National Coal Mining Museum on the 6 July 2017, brought together the Yorkshire and Humber 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 John Stoves, (Regional Lead) and Louise Wells (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 please click here

Please see below the presentations from the day:

Session A – 9.30am-12.45pm

Session B – 1.30pm-5.30pm

Session C – 6.15pm-9.30pm

Break out sessions:

In addition, the day focused on the following key areas and next steps:

  • Know your outcomes-using available data
  • Decide on your unit priorities for QI based on this data
  • Feel supported to embed QI in your practice
  • Identify your QI leads
  • Know where to turn to for further support

The Summary Report of the day including the questions, answers, detailed feedback from the session and next steps for the QI projects can be found here.