E2: Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders – engaging junior doctors in quality improvement

Friday 29 March
13:15 – 14:30

Part A: Engaging physicians in leading quality improvement in a brand-new hospital

New Aalborg University hospital Fellowship program catalyzes healthcare improvements and cultural change by building capability in young physicians to transform clinical improvement work and improve patient outcomes. The program is tailored to younger physicians in their mid-education to specialist physician. We aim to engage and develop physicians as future leaders of quality improvement to innovate and implement new ways of organizing work in a new hospital. Since 2013 the hospital has run five cohorts.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the challenges of develop a system for building capacity among physicians in improvement science and begin to create a new culture for quality improvement
2. Apply the learning from the Fellowship Program to own context in the aim to engage and develop physicians as improvement leaders
3. Learn from a success story and share ideas and strategies to build capacity and capability among younger physicians

Rikke von Benzon Hollesen, Improvement advisor and programme director, Danish Society for Patient Safety

Part B: Developing local leaders for improvement: How to engage doctors in training in quality improvement

Doctors in training are a valuable and substantial resource for local quality improvement (QI), however the traditional focus on audit, as opposed to taking the next logical step into QI, means their skills and insight are under-utilised and a valuable education opportunity is lost. This session will increase your understanding of how best to support and engage trainees in QI in a way that empowers, motivates and inspires them to become life-long champions for improvement.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the difference between clinical audit and QI, and how trainees can take the next step towards implementing change
2. Engage more trainees in QI and support them to undertake QI in a way that empowers and motivates them
3. Access resources and sources of support to enable them to improve how they supervise and support trainees undertaking QI

Aimee Protheroe, Programme Manager, RCP Quality Improvement (RCPQI), Royal College of Physicians; England

Part C: Inspiring, developing and creating future leaders

Over the past twenty years, the Sciences of Improvement, Implementation and Patient Safety have become essential ingredients of the knowledge and skill base of clinicians, yet medical education has
failed to adopt the new learning as core knowledge. In Ireland the RCPI and ISQua have developed the Scholars in QI programme. We will demonstrate what it takes one can inspire young doctors to be QI leaders with stories and reflection embedded in the theory.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1.Know what it takes to develop new leaders
2.Understand the challenges to developing leaders
3.Develop their own programme for leadership development

Peter Lachman, CEO, ISQua; Ireland