Improve ONE thing: Paediatric QI change champions Spring 2020

Course date:

Online course opens from 15th March 2020
Face to face workshop 1: Thursday 23rd April 2020
Face to face workshop 2: Tuesday 2nd June 2020



16 weeks


2-3 hours/week inc QI practice

Course type:

Blended (online & face to face)


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


Central London (venue TBC)

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 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.

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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Individual purchase


Early bird and trainee: 
(£430 + VAT)

Full fee (from 2nd March 2020):
(£500 + VAT)

2 face to face workshops:
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Tuesday 2nd June 2020

For LSP Trainees this course forms part of your approved study list

Please note our Terms & Conditions before booking

  • Price: £ 516.00
    Cost per person is £516 including VAT at 20%
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