Author: Nicola Davey

A Paediatric Trigger Tool for measuring adverse events

In 2008 the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement sponsored the development of a paediatric trigger tool. As a senior associate at the NHS Institute Nicola Davey (who is now Director of The Quality Improvement Clinic) played a key role in the coproduction and development of this work.

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Unleashing the power of junior doctors to deliver safer care.

In 2014 HEEM – Health Education East Midlands – commissioned the Quality Improvement Clinic to continue to develop and deliver the BaSIS programme for Foundation Year 1 trainees. This quality improvement programme is designed around action learning with an intensely practical focus on improvement tools and techniques informed by improvement science.

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Driving the Driver to join the dots

Ward to board, clinic to clinical senate, and patients to pathways: Lining up improvement effort for patient safety.

Driver diagrams? Never heard of them? You are not alone, so read on!

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Measurement for Improvement

The only way to know if a change is an improvement is to measure it. If we don’t measure it, we won’t we know if the intervention is having any impact – good or bad. But working out what and how to measure can be tricky.

Fortunately there are some good resources available to get us started. Here are my top picks:

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