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This is a listing of health and care improvement-related topics that community members have offered to give talks on, to interested audiences. If you’d like to organise a talk please contact the individual. Talks can be given face-to-face, or else choose a suitable online method.

If you choose to organise a talk and are happy for it to be open to all, we encourage you to live-stream it to a wider audience. Please then add it to the Q event listing to let other improvers know when it takes place.

Members: If you have a talk you would like to add please email details to:

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    Human Factors Analysis and Classification System

    Nicholas Woodier

    The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (Shappell and Wiegmann, 2000) is a taxonomical framework that helps incident investigators identify both active and latent factors that contribute to the occurrence of untoward events. It aims to provide a robust, comprehensive and consistent approach to incident analysis, so that organisations can truly learn to improve. Originally developed in the field of aviation, the HFACS framework presented has been modified (including validation and reliability assessment) for use in acute-hospital Trusts in the UK by the author in collaboration with Dr Suzanne Shale. The presentation will look to share the framework, how to use it, and how recommendations for improvement can be extracted.

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    QI PI or QI π – What’s your name and number

    Jonathan Broad

    As a long term conditions patient Jono Broad created the QI π website to help organisations ensure that their Quality Improvement projects have patients at the heart of what they do as well as patients in Co-Production of their QI Plans. Hear why 3.142 is essential for organisations to understand if they want to complete the cycle of patient engagement. To find out more about QI π visit Talk is 20mins plus question time

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    The Patients Pathway

    Jonathan Broad

    As a long term conditions patient with over 300 admissions and many more health engagements Jono was asked what he thought would be a good pathway for patients. This is his answer to that question and hopefully will lead you to answer the question what do patients want from a modern NHS. Jono believes that if you used these simple steps to determine planning for improvements in service then you will always deliver great care in a patient centred way. Talk is 20 to 30 mins plus questions.

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    Promoting Person Centred Approaches The Patients Viewpoint

    Jonathan Broad

    Jono Broad is a long term conditions patient involved in Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & CoProduction of health services. In this teaching lecture Jono uses stories from his over 300 admissions to secondary care to inform the audience of how patient wish to be treated and what it truly means to place the patient and the centre of the care environments. Jono uses his sense of humour and knowledge to challenge common misconceptions about patients and their approach to care. Talk is 45mins to 1 hr plus questions time.

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    QI for beginners: an introduction to Lean Healthcare

    Joy Furnival

    Joy will share a talk is aimed at those new to quality improvement (QI) approaches and introduces lean as one of the numerous QI approaches used in healthcare. The talk will give a practical example of how it can be used, and will compare this approach with other approaches in common use. This will lead into an open discussion about the challenges and critiques of using these approaches and what this can mean in practice.

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    What do you mean by improvement capability?

    Joy Furnival

    Many of us in Q want to support the development of improvement capability. But what do we mean by improvement capability, and how can it be assessed? Joy will share a talk will cover differing perspectives of improvement capability and the varied instruments and frameworks that could be used for its assessment and subsequent development. See my Q blog 'Developing Improvement Capability':

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    Confessions of a Leadership Fellow

    Mark Kelvin

    As a Leadership Fellow, Mark dedicated much of 2016 to exploring what it means to be a ‘leader’. His activities included a series of Action Learning sets, residential leadership training programmes, executive coaching, an individual learning budget, and a secondment to an organisation in Washington D.C. In this presentation Mark will share his findings, including top tips for leading change programmes.

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    Quality improvement in mental health: a community of practice

    Anna Burhouse

    How to get this embedded: the challenges and the joy. I'll also cover using the MINDSet materials to flag how mental health Q's could work together to effect substantial change.

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    Patient engagement in service re-design – a case study

    Ruth Jordan

    Ruth will share her experience as service improvement lead for re-designing a bladder cancer pathway. As well as presenting the case study that demonstrates the value of engaging patients in re-design she will share details on the methodology the team used, including the format of joint patient and staff workshops etc.

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    Empowerment of citizens/patients: a personal story of engagement & enhanced health & wellbeing

    Trevor Fossey

    It seems an anomaly that people have online access 24/7 to their financial health, but that there are still restrictions what they can access regarding their physical health. Citizens are ‘stakeholders’ in their own health, and should be empowered so that they become engaged. My talk, from my experience as a patient, promotes the empowerment of all patients/citizens and the health/wellbeing benefits that can follow.