Improve ONE thing: Emergency Medicine Autumn 2019

Course date:

Online course opens from 13th September 2019
– Face to face workshop 1: Thursday 10th Oct 2019
– Face to face workshop 2: Thursday 21st Nov 2019


16 weeks


2-3 hours/week inc QI practice

Course type:

Blended (online & face to face)


30 CPD points
Aligned to the RCEM curriculum
Certificate of completion


East Midlands (venue TBC)
Improve ONE thing: Emergency Medicine – is an innovative course designed for professionals in the East Midlands Emergency Medicine Community of Practice. QIClearn brings together trainees, consultants, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals with patients and their carers.

Working alongside each other QIClearn will support you to design, test and implement meaningful improvements in 16 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 supplemented by online learning which 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 a group of mentors who drawn from your own organisations with experience in using quality improvement methods in emergency services. Their local 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

Implementing the Model for Improvement and PDSA cycles

Understanding and practicing the QI techniques relevant to your improvement project

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

Creating improvement project posters

Submitting abstracts for the IHI/BMJ International forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare and presenting posters

View some of our learners posters here

This programme is open to staff supported by the Emergency Medicine QI Lead in organisaitons across the East Midlands. This includes trainees, consultants, nurses, pharmacists, and allied healthcare professionals. A small number of 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 Curriculum for Quality Improvement and requirements of the new nurse training curriculum. It can also be used to evidence Quality Improvement for CPD, and accreditation. and re-validation purposes.

Meet your instructors

Learn from improvement science specialists with practical experience in healthcare

Nicola Davey

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.

Free places for individuals working in Trusts in the East Midlands

Individual enrolment

By 5th September 2019

Attendance is required at BOTH
face to face workshops

Thursday 10th October 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

This programme is brought to you by QIClearn It is funded by the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative as part of the Emergency Medicine Community of Practice

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