September Roundup 2020

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Published on 7 October 2020 at 12:57

by Mike Luckie

Life QI September 2020

Quality Improvement Collaboratives

Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QICs) involve groups of professionals coming together, either from within an organisation or across multiple organisations, to learn from and motivate each other to improve the quality of health services.  Teams from multiple health facilities will collaborate to share learning on a given topic and apply a structured cycle of change testing. The overall aim being to help these organisations to achieve their goal of improving care delivery and enhancing patient outcomes.
This month we’ve prepared several extremely helpful articles about QICs, and we’d like to share them with you.



What is Collaborative?What is an Improvement Collaborative?

Here we look at what constitutes an Improvement Collaborative, what they're used for, and how to get started.  Read more about improvement collaboratives.






Breakthrough Series CollaborativeWhat is a Breakthrough Series collaborative?

In this article we look at the Breakthrough Series Collaborative model which was developed in the mid-1990s by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Learn what a Breakthrough Series collaborative is. 






How do I run a QI Collaborative How do I run a QI collaborative?

QI Collaboratives are groups of people from different units or organisations who work together in a structured way and share learning and experience in order to create more efficient services. Find out how to run a QI collaborative. 

10 Top Tips for QI Collaborative10 Top tips to consider

When you are starting out on your Quality Improvement (QI) journey and setting up a Healthcare Collaborative, there are a range of preparations you can carry out to help ease the way. Get useful tips for your improvement collaborative. 

Interesting Read


PQCs Enhancing quality of carePQCs: Enhancing the quality of care for mothers & babies, one State at a time.

Ensuring quality of care during pregnancy and childbirth is crucial to improving health outcomes and reducing preventable mortality and morbidity among women and their newborns. Read more about PQCs. 







Kings Fund Article - The Courage of Compassion

The Courage of Compassion

Even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and social care workforce across the United Kingdom was struggling to cope.




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