Improvement Academy Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter, for January 2018 is now available to download by clicking on the image below.

It has details on:

  • Improvement Academy and University of Bradford win award to improve analytical capability in health and care
  • HUSH Coaches Network for Safety Huddles
  • UKIA Members Advisory Group Meeting - November 2017
  • National Q Conference: Quality and NHS Culture
  • Seamless Surgery Connect -  Spreading Good Practice across Surgical Pathways

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Our previous newsletters are available to download below:


November 2017

  • Join the Improvement Academy as a Clinical Leadership Fellow 2018-19
  • Quality Improvement at Board Level
  • First Joint Improvement Fellow and Q Members Networking Event
  • Talk to our current Clinical Leadership Fellows
  • Improvement Academy Healthcare Analyst Faculty & AphA Networking Event - 2017

September 2017

  • Our Analyst Faculty and AphA jointly host new workshop series
  • Interested in Huddles for your organisation?
  • UK Improvement Alliance—launch of new Hub
  • New Resource: Reducing Harm from Polypharmacy in Older People
  • Yorkshire and Humber Q Welcome event
  • Welcome to our 5 new Lay Improvement Fellows
  • New Blog: Quality by David O'Regan
  • New e-guide: Measurement & Monitoring Safety
  • Opportunity for funded post-graduate study in patient safety—apply by 18th September

June 2017

  • Welcome to our 124 new Yorkshire Q Fellows!
  • Sepsis for Achieving Behaviour Change
  • UKIA Safety Huddles Visit
  • New hosting arrangements for UKIA


May 2017

  • UKIA Safety Huddles Visit - June 2017
  • Scaling up HUSH project - things we've done and learnt
  • Updated huddles manual
  • Implementing more reliable person-centred care in Mexborough and Barnsley
  • New Edition of Effectiveness Matters: Frailty
  • Improvement Academy Team - who we are now in 2017


March 2017

  • Patient Safety Collaborative Update
  • Bespoke Quality Improvement Training
  • Structured Judgement Review Methodology recommended by Department of Health
  • Patient Feddback Response Framework
  • Use and Usefulness of Patient Experience Feedback
  • Improvement Academy and AUECR Joint Win at RCP Awards!
  • Q Applications Deadline

February 2017

  • Become a National Q Fellow
  • Introducing our Patient Experience Project
  • New manual series: Patient and Public Involvement
  • The Improvement Academy joins Facebook

December 2016

  • 2017 Clinical Leadership Fellow applications
  • The Science of Improvement Conference
  • National Mortality Case Record Review Programme
  • Introducing our first Patient Expert Improvement Fellow
  • The case for collaborating with a 'patient leader'

November 2016

  • 2017 Clinical Leadership Fellow posts
  • Reducing Patient Harm in Mental Health
  • Celebrating the hard work of our PRASE Volunteers
  • Countdown to SCIMP

October 2016

  • Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Phase 2
  • Measurement and Monitoring of Safety Phase 1 - Final Learning Event
  • Simulation Associates Programme
  • UK Improvement Alliance
  • Our new Clinical Leadership Fellows

September 2016

  • The Science of Improvement - 'From Evangelism....to Evidence' 2 day conference
  • National Mortality Case Record Review programme
  • HUSH - Huddle Up for Safer Healthcare
  • Our new Clinical Leadership Fellows

July 2016

  • The Science of Improvement - 'From Evangelism....to Evidence' 2 day conference
  • Computer Simulation Modelling
  • Bronze Quality Improvement Training

May 2016

  • Mortality Case Record Review — Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  • CARS : Computer Aided Risk Score
  • Gold ‘Train the Trainer’ Quality Improvement Programme
  • Linking people and innovation: Lisa Hilder, North East Lincolnshire CCG

February 2016

  • National Mortality Case Record Review Programme
  • Sepsis, what next?
  • What can Operations Research do for healthcare improvement? Masterclass: 24th March
  • Our latest Blog by Katie Eacret, Assistant Ward Manager: What’s a Safety Huddle?

January 2016

  • Bronze QI Training - online training for all
  • Silver Training in 2016
  • Gold Trainers
  • Quality Improvement Training Advisory Group (QITAG)

 November 2015

  • Measurement of Safety learning events
  • Human Factors Round Table Event: 13th January 2016
  • Significant Event Audit (SEA) in CCGs
  • Our Human Factors Improvement Fellows
  • ‘Human Factors’ and complex safety challenges — Del Wijeratne’s New Blog

October 2015

  • Reducing Seclusion event
  • CLAHRC and the Improvement Academy's Patient Safety Collaborative Project
  • Lyndsey Charles: Improvement Fellow and Improvement Academy Project Manager for Seclusion
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

September 2015

  • Patient Safety Collaborative Update
  • Training and Action for Patient Safety (TAPS) programme for Safer Medicines Dispensing
  • Upcoming Patient Safety Events
  • Work priorities and Events for 2016

July 2015

  • Focus on Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Giving Patients a Voice to Improve the Safety of their Care
  • Working to Improving the Care of Deteriorating Patients
  • Understanding Variation in Healthcare to Improve Reliability
  • Q: Building Capacity & Capability of Quality & Safety Improvement across NHS
  • Supporting our Improvement Fellows

June 2015

  • Focus on Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Measuring and Monitoring of Safety Framework
  • Improving Patient Flow within Emergency Departments
  • Mortality Case Note Review
  • Region-wide Quality Improvement Training for Yorkshire and Humber

May 2015

  • Patient Safety Collaborative - Avoiding Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
  • National Collaborative Frailty Conference: 11th June 2015
  • Joining up Air Quality, Transport and Health in Developing Strategies
  • Our Co-Creation Network Summer Basecamp on 2nd July 2015 in Leeds

April 2015

  • How are Medicines Safety TAPS programme is working to reduce errors in Community Pharmacy
  • Using a "Re-positioning Clock" to help prevent pressure ulcers.
  • Information on our work to help Understanding Frailty as a Long Term Condition
  • Feedback from the successful 1st North of England Falls Summit

March 2015

  • Speading our Early Success in Reducing Falls
  • Enhanced Recovery in Obstetrics
  • haring our Regional Work Internationally
  • Quality Improvement Online Training Platform
  • Next Improvement Fellows Date: 23 June 2015

February 2015

  • The Co-Creation Network Community of Practice
  • Seeking volunteer GP practices for the Healthy Ageing Collaborative
  • An update on the Air Quality Collaborative
  • Senior Doctor Triage in the Emergency Department Workshop
  • Work with us for a year as a Leadership Fellow

January 2015

  • Managing patient flow at Scarborough hospital
  • Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Colloborative roundtable discussions
  • Masterclass on Value in Healthcare
  • Measurement for improvement training
  • Improving Wheelchair Services

December 2014

  • Behaviour Change Methods Video
  • Reducing erros in community pharmacy
  • First North of England Falls Summit
  • Prof. John Wright in Sierra Leone for Ebola response
  • Funding Award: Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework

November 2014

  • Air pullution: the silent threat
  • Mapping of Public Access Defibrilators
  • Quality Improvement Training in 2015
  • Visit of Dr Mike Durkin, National Director of Patient Safety at NHS England
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  • 2017 Clinical Leadership Fellow posts
  • Reducing Patient Harm in Mental Health
  • Celebrating the hard work of our PRASE Volunteers
  • Countdown to SCIMP

Training and Events

  • Silver Quality Improvement Training Day
    May 23, 2018 - Leeds
  • Advanced Statistical Process Control Workshop
    May 10, 2018 - Leeds
  • Improving patient safety in the Emergency Department
    Apr 20, 2018 - Leeds
  • Achieving Behaviour Change for Patient Safety
    Apr 12, 2018 - Leeds
  • AphA & Improvement Academy Analyst Workshop
    Mar 21, 2018 - Leeds
  • Silver Quality Improvement Training Day
    Mar 20, 2018 - Leeds
  • Statistical Process Control: SPC in Healthcare
    Mar 12, 2018 - Leeds
  • Understanding and Reducing Variation in Healthcare
    Mar 08, 2018 - Leeds
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