11 April, 2017
Last Improve Care Network was an entertaining and thought-provoking day thanks to guest speaker Roy Lilley.
3 March, 2017
Sometimes tackling the assumptions and myths of a concept, in this case Quality Improvement, can loosen the gears that stop nodding heads.
19 December, 2016
The ‘Sure at the Start’ LIQH project team are dedicated to sharing their understanding of Type 2 Diabetes with the people of Leeds.
22 November, 2016
As the 2016-2017 LIQH Fellowship Programme begins we celebrate by sharing 7 things you may or may not know about LIQH.
A recent independent evaluation completed in October 2015 found that the all the projects undertaken since launch in 2014 had the potential to reduce NHS costs or to offer a better patient experience for the same cost. It found that the model for improvement has inspired new collaborations, changed local working practices and has influenced change beyond those that have participated directly in the professional programmes. The evaluation also found that LIQH has greatly enhanced understanding of the potential of data science; the difference between measurement for analysis and measurement that simply reports.
The team would like to thank all those that have contributed and committed to the work of the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare so far and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of professionals to the network.
The Microsystem Festival 2016 was held in Jonkoping in Sweden with the theme ‘It’s all about people’. The festival offered many seminars, with connections to its theme and to create an environment where it is possible for all to meet and interact.
LIQH were invited to speak at the festival and had an excellent opportunity to disseminate the LIQH philosophy and what we have learnt to the wider European healthcare community.
It was also an excellent opportunity for the LIQH team to learn from and develop ideas seen during the festival. Those that attended brought together their experience into a useful summary of their reflections and learning for those involved in healthcare improvement.
Earlier this month Dr Ali Cracknell joined us to share lessons in quality improvement. Ali is a Consultant in Medicine for Older People, at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds. She has a passion for patient safety and improvement, in particular implementing innovations in patient safety into frontline clinical practice. She has worked over recent years on successful frontline QI projects including reducing harm from misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes, reducing falls and reducing cardiac arrests. In addition we explored examples of quality improvement from outside health care and including examples from Transport for London and the Sky Pro Cycling Team and considered their methods within the context of health care. It was great to welcome some new friends to the Improving Leeds Healthcare Network and we look forward to the next event (details coming soon).
If you would like to join our Improving Leeds Healthcare Network please email Katie Galvin firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list.
The Application Clinics are the way in which LIQH Fellows can apply their learning to their real-life improvement projects following completion of the educational taught sessions. They are designed to provide ongoing support to project teams and offer a space to learn, prototype and share in project groups and with other LIQH Fellows and colleagues.
An experienced team are on hand to provide tailored support in the core pillars of LIQH methodology; measurement for improvement, co-production and whole system thinking.
There are a series of dates spanning 2016 that are available to all LIQH project groups and it is recommended that groups from the current programmes (2015/16 cohort) aim to join an application clinic every 6-8 weeks. Upcoming dates
Our first annual conference took place on 20th April 2015. The event saw professionals from across the Leeds health and social care system come together to share the progress of our first year together.
At the LIQH launch and open session the Leeds Senates shared the NHS’s ambition for the new Initiative and introduced Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare (delivered by Dr Simon Stockill). Brent James then shared the lessons learned from Intermountain Healthcare’s journey for professional leadership of quality, the impact on quality and cost, and how he is continuously developing the model.