Improve ONE thing: Emergency Medicine QIP Autumn 2020

Course date:

Online space opens 27th September 2020
– Virtual workshop 1: Thursday 12th November 2020
– Virtual workshop 2: Wednesday 13th January 2020



18 weeks 



2-3 hours/week inc QI practice

Course type:

Online with coaching support


30 CPD points
Aligned to the RCEM curriculum
Certificate of completion


Virtual (East of England)

Improve ONE thing: Emergency Medicine – is an innovative course designed for Emergency Medicine professionals in the East of England who want to complete a Quality Improvement Project (QIP). It provides a structure that can be used to drive improvements for a lifetime of practice.

Working alongside each other QIClearn will support you to design, test and implement meaningful improvements in 18 weeks. The Improve ONE thing ethos is about providing the right balance of theory and practice. So, we focus on the practical elements of improvement science and how improvement works on the ground in your healthcare context.

This approach is delivered online and is designed to be ‘bite-sized’ and manageable for busy professionals. Our instructors will support you to identify and describe a problem that you would like to work on, practice using quality improvement tools and techniques, implement small cycles of change and measure whether your changes have made a difference to patient care.

Your work will be supported by mentors who drawn from your NHS organisations with experience in using quality improvement methods in emergency services. Their personal expertise is also invaluable to the long-term sustainability of your improvements.

The emphasis of this course is on PRACTICAL activity and you will have support in the following areas:

Designing your improvement project

Understanding and practicing the QI techniques relevant to your improvement project

Implementing the Model for Improvement and PDSA cycles

Measurement for improvement: understanding how and deciding what to measure so that you know your improvement has made a difference

Creating quality improvement project (QIP) posters

Submitting abstracts for national and international conferences and presenting posters

View some of our learners posters here

This programme is open to Emergency Medicine trainees, SAS doctors, consultants, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, parents & carers from across the East of England.

FREE places are available for patients and carers who have experience of emergency services and an interest in contributing to Quality Improvement through their participation in this programme.

Anyone who wants to start to explore or deepen their knowledge of using improvement science as a change method to enhance services.

Anyone who wants to grow their confidence to mentor others participating in QI.

Completion of this programme is aligned to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s EMFP Pilot Curriculum for Quality Improvement and requirements of the new nurse training curriculum. It is accredited by CPD for 30 hours and can be included as evidence of Quality Improvement for portfolio development, accreditation and revalidation.

Meet your instructors

Learn from improvement science specialists with practical experience in healthcare

Nicola Davey

Nicola Davey began working in improvement science some years ago when she realised the significant impact that well-designed changes could make to patients. She has worked extensively with clinicians from a wide range of specialties and with Faculty from many different professions. She has supported people to deliver over 200 quality improvement projects and has coached many learners as they go on to mentor others.

Nicola and her team created QIClearn to deliver innovative digital support to learners and to enhance progress in face the face workshops. Improve ONE thing has been delivered to over 50 learners in the past 18 months, many of whom have showcased their work at International conference.


Find out more about Nicola.

Improve ONE thing: Emergency Medicine QIP Autumn 2020



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