Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement is about making healthcare safe, effective, patient-centred and efficient

We are committed to developing QI methodologies and resources to support clinicians in their quality improvement work.

Our Quality Improvement (QI) work aims to facilitate and strengthen delivery of comprehensive improvement and safety programs aligned with College professional standards, accreditation and education.

 QI is a formal approach to the analysis of performance and the use of systematic efforts to improve it. Improvement comes from the application of knowledge and a thorough understanding of the system you are trying to improve.

Anaesthetic audit and quality improvement is embedded in what we do as clinicians. Through quality improvement projects we have achieved real change, such as reducing mortality and improving care for some of the highest risk patients, those undergoing emergency surgery for laparotomy and hip fracture.    

Take a look at our QI strategy for more details on our vision and ongoing projects

Quality Improvement Compendium

The Quality Improvement Compendium, previously known as the Audit Recipe Book, has provided a popular manual of audit topics for anaesthetists.

We encourage all anaesthetists to use the methods in this book and the basic template to create their own topics or adapt topics to their own particular needs.  

Further information and the full document can be found here.

Quality Network 

The College facilitates a Quality Network to help our fellows and members share successes and lessons learned from quality improvement work, develop their QI knowledge and increase their confidence to undertake improvement projects.  

Full details of the network and how to contact your regional lead can be found here.

For further information on QI at the College or to discuss a project please get in touch