An introduction to improvement science

Tue, 24/01/2017
Free of charge to NSAICM registered trainees and £30 for other delegates
Places available

In 2017 the Royal College of Anaesthetists will celebrate 25 years since gaining its Royal Charter.  As part of the celebrations, we are planning a year-long programme of events and activities that will celebrate the achievements of the College; its history and role in the development of the specialty and our vision for the specialty for the next 25 years.   Further information about the 25th Anniversary programme can be found by clicking here.

The RCoA will be supporting various events throughout 2017 including an introduction to improvement science meeting.

An introduction to improvement science terminology and methodology, using interactive lectures and small group work, mapped to Annex G of the Royal College of Anaesthetists curriculum and 1I05 of the CPD Matrix; approved for 5 CPD points.

Topics to include:

  • Basics of QI (methodology and measurement for improvement
  • Local and national examples of initiatives using QI methodology (including mapping, statistical process control charts and performance polygons)
  • The role of human factors and systems thinking in quality improvement
  • Introduction to the national and political context of quality in healthcare
  • Development of driver diagrams
  • Setting SMART objectives
  • Measuring for improvement

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Bookings are being co-ordinated by Barbara Sladdin of the Northern School of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (

The event will be free of charge to NSAICM registered trainees and £30 for other delegates; Barbara will take bookings by email and payment can be by bank transfer or cheque.



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