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13 Nov 2019

Online

This event will provide inspiring and engaging opportunities for Q members to build connections in the world of improvement and further develop skills through expert-led sessions.

We will be livestreaming some of the event sessions from the main hall, as well as the closing plenary, with the announcement Q Exchange winners. See the agenda and details about three of the sessions being livestreamed below.

Details about the livestreamed sessions

Building organisational and system-wide approaches to improvement

Drawing on the Health Foundation’s recent publication, The Improvement Journey, members will learn about the key elements and steps involved in an organisational approach to improvement.

We will hear from two trusts at different stages of their improvement journey. Members will also have the chance to share their own organisational improvement experiences.

The technological revolution in health care: the role for improvement in enabling effective use in practice

Digital technology in health care has great potential and we’re increasingly seeing a range of technologies being used to good effect across the UK. However, experience shows that adopting and spreading these technologies is often challenging and there are many factors that require careful consideration if they are to be successfully implemented.

The session will explore the importance of quality improvement principles and system change ideas and methods in the successful implementation of technology and provide practical advice for anyone running or planning a digital technology project in their own organisation.

Health is much bigger than the NHS: Using improvement methods to address the wider determinants of health

Exploring two case studies, this session will tackle some of the remaining challenges in quality improvement and consider how improvement methods may need to be adapted to be suitable for addressing the wider determinants of health. We will think about methods that have been used, and provide a space to discuss and debate how this field can move forwards.

This session will help members think about how quality improvement methods can be used to address the wider determinants of health and how established or current methods used may need to evolve when tackling this agenda.