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.
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.
6 identified medical QI leads
10 identified MDT QI leads
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
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14th August Quality Improvement Training Day Two
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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.
- Setting up a Project Presentations
- Baselining your service Presentations
- Magic Update Presentation
- KQuIP Next steps Presentation
- KQuIP QI toolkit
- Learning Needs Assessment
- MAGIC Driver Diagram
- Y&H KQuIP TD1 completed Feedback
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:
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
- Introduction from Network Clinical Lead and Co-Chair of KQuIP
- The role of the CRG in promoting quality improvement
- What do the data tell us – primary, secondary and tertiary care – Part 1
- What do the data tell us – primary, secondary and tertiary care – Part 2
- Focus on AKI Data
Session B – 1.30pm-5.30pm
- Quality Improvement – theory and practice
- Quality Improvement – the patients’ perspective and national KQuIP projects
Session C – 6.15pm-9.30pm
- Research and the Renal Registry (slides 2-25)
- The Learning to Make A Different QI programme (slides 26-51)
- Presentation of regional projects (slides 52-57)
Break out sessions:
- Home Dialysis
Shared Haemodialysis Care – Home Therapies
- Vascular Access Care
Introduction of Fistula Safety Cannulae to BTHFT Renal Service
- Transplant first: Addressing inequality of access to renal transplantation across the West Midlands
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