Improve ONE thing: Paediatric QI change champions. Autumn 2020

Course dates:

Thursday 5th November 2020
Thursday 7th January 2021
1 hour micro-sessions (October & November 2020)



18 weeks


2-3 hours/week inc QI practice

Course type:

Online with coaching support


Certificate of completion

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.

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.

Improve ONE thing: Paediatric QI change champions Autumn 2020.


Sorry – this course is now full


but you can register your interest in future courses we will run in the Spring of 2021





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Meet your instructors

Learn from improvement science specialists with practical experience of supporting change in childrens’ services

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.

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