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Improve ONE thing: LSP Paediatric QI change champions. Autumn 2022. (LONDON PLACEMENTS ONLY)

Course dates:

Online space opens 19th September 2022
Workshop #1 Tuesday 1st November 2022
Workshop #2 Thursday 5th January 2023
Closes 28th February 2023

Also included

2 x 105 min virtual micro sessions
Virtual learning sets

Course type:



30 CPD points
Level 1 and 2 QI in Progress Curriculum
Certificate of completion

Important Note:

Attendance at both virtual workshops is mandatory if you are able to claim fees from HEE.

Join your colleagues and follow in the footsteps of 150 London School of Paediatric trainees who’ve taken their own QI journey and become LSP Change Champions and role models.

Improve ONE thing: Paediatric QI change champions – is an innovative course designed for professionals at the London School of Paediatrics. QIClearn brings together paediatric trainees, consultants, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals with patients and their carers.

As well as acquiring clinical skills to deliver good care to patient’s we know that medical trainees need to build skills to improve services. We also know that gathering evidence for maximum points is critical to landing the job you want next, and this course enables you to do just that. Benefit from experienced coaches, mentors and faculty who’ve stood in your shoes. Choose a structured way to learn, practice and evidence quality improvement and deliver benefits to patients that can live on when you’ve moved on.

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 programme is now fully virtual. Our online learning is designed to be ‘bite-sized’ and manageable for busy professionals and feedback from our first virtual workshops is as good as the face to face experience! 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 have experience in using quality improvement methods in paediatric 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 one of the successful posters from the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Improve ONE thing courses.

This programme is open to paediatric trainees supported by the London School of Paediatrics (LSP) and consultants, qualified nurses, pharmacists, allied healthcare professionals, patients and carers from across London.

Anyone who wants to become a London School of Paediatrics Change Champion.

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

Completion of this programme evidences QI Level 1 and 2 in the RCPCH Progress Curriculum. It can also be used to evidence Quality Improvement for CPD, accreditation and re-validation purposes.

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Meet your instructors

Learn from leaders with extensive experience in leadership and management and practical aspect of effecting sustained change in clinical services.

Heather Shearer

Heather Shearer

Heather works with the University of St Andrews Medical School to bring Agents for Change (including Quality Improvement) curriculum to undergraduate medical education, and also with postgraduate trainees who are learning about quality improvement approaches. As well as these QI roles she is a Coach and has clients form a wide range of professional backgrounds and levels of seniority.

Find out more about Heather

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 to improve childrens’ services and together with the LSP Faculty has taught and supported over 50 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and parents on this programme to date.

Find out more about Nicola.