M7: Beyond the Converted: Making QI Mainstream

Wednesday 27 March

In this pre-day we’ll share lessons learned from creating a ground-breaking series of articles to discuss the evidence for systematic quality improvement, provide knowledge and support to clinicians and help improve care for patients. Expert series authors will summarise cutting-edge thinking on the challenges of engaging clinicians in QI that you can take home and apply to your work, covering diverse topics from working within complex systems, to QI and culture, to co-production of improvement.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand how to engage clinicians who are less familiar with QI, how they might perceive QI efforts and what strategies might engage this audience
2. Deepen their knowledge of the evidence base for using Quality Improvement approaches to improve services, including the “softer” side of QI
3. Discuss some of the frontiers of Quality Improvement including the role of patients, dealing with complexity and working with culture change

Cat Chatfield, Quality Improvement Editor, The BMJ; UK
Will Warburton, Director of Improvement, The Health Foundation; UK

Sibylle Erdmann, Chair, London Neonatal Parent Advisory Board and founding member of Q, a healthcare improvement initiative led by the Health Foundation