Improve ONE thing: Paediatric QI change champions


Course date:

Online course open now
Workshop 1: 3rd April 2019
Workshop 2: 2nd May 2019



16 weeks


2-3 hours/week inc QI practice

Course type:

Blended (online & offline)


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 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 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 2017 Improve ONE thing course.

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 who are working at hospitals where LSP trainees are based.

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 previously worked as lead designer and instructor on the East Midlands BaSIS programme which introduced junior doctors to improvement science and supported them through their first improvement project. Find out more about Nicola.

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£ 480

(£400 + VAT)

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