Consultant Anaesthetist, associate director of St Georges QI academy. Improvement lead of National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Chair RCoA Quality working group
St George\'s University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustEngland - London (South)
Consultant anaesthetist in a large teaching hospital covering general sessions with speciality interest in obstetrics, interested in both improving quality in my clinical environments of pre assessment clinic, operating theatres and in maternity and QI training.
Associate director of St Georges QI academy- establishing QI training and project coaching/facilitation as well as QI training for Foundation Doctors in St George's Foundation School.
Improving QI training and the establishment of a 'quality network' within the Royal College of Anaesthetists, chair of RCoA Quality working group
Improvement lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Network www.nela.org.uk
Currently working on 'prehabilitation' before major cancer surgery, elective and emergency theatres efficiency, improving reporting of patient experience, staff wellbeing and our unit's social media. Experience in the past of inpatient flow programmes, human factors and safety training in hospital at night and patient experience based co-design. Spent a year out of training as a clinical leadership 'Darzi' Fellow.
I am a trustee of Birthrights- a charity protecting human rights in childbirth.
Using national audits to *really* improve care
We collect a lot of audit data that contributes to workload, but doesnt help us improve care. The National Emergency Laparotomy audit focuses not only on producing a national picture of performance and outcomes in this high risk operation (average mortality >10%), but also helping trusts use their own data to improve care. I can talk through how the audit is structured to help local improvement, and give some real life examples of trusts using their data well to improve care.
Carloyn Johnston shares the inspirations and experiences of her improvement journey - as well as a request for help around QI improvements to help her Trust's current DOLS (deprivation of liberty safeguards) and MCA (Mental Capacity Act) training and awareness.
Member Carolyn Johnston reflects on how we can find inspiration for improvement in unexpected places.
Areas of interest
- Acute care
- Patient and public involvement
- Patient experience
- Patient safety
- Person-centred care
- Quality improvement
- Clinical Audit in Quality Improvement
- Measurement for Improvement
- Q Special Interest Groups/Communities of Practice