Improve ONE thing: Paediatrics

East of England, Autumn 2020

Course dates:

Online space opens from 20th September 2021, online learning 27th September 2021

  • 1st Virtual Workshop: Thursday 11th November 2021 9.15 – 13.00
  • 2nd Virtual Workshop: Thursday 13th January 2022: 9.15 – 13.00

Online space closes 7th March 2022



18 weeks


2-3 hours per week inc QI practice and you must attend both virtual workshops

Course type:

Online with coaching support


Certificate of completion
Aligned to RCPCH curriculum

Improve ONE thing: Paediatric QI change champions – is an innovative course designed for professionals at the East of England. 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 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.

  • Learn by working on a QI project of your choice, step-by-step
  • Bite-sized learning to put theory into action 
  • Access via mobile devices at times that suit you
  • Download tools and templates to your chosen device
  • Gain experience points and chart your progress on the leadership board!
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.

  • Present at national and international conferences
  • Publish Case studies and papers
  • Evidence your CPD portfolio
  • Enhance your CV
  • Take a step towards becoming a QI mentor
  • Become an East of England QI Change Champion
  • Make improvements for the children you care for throughout your career!

This programme is open to paediatric trainees supported by the East of England and consultants, qualified nurses, pharmacists, allied healthcare professionals, patients and carers from across your region.

Anyone who wants to become an East of England 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 EoE.

Autumn 2021

Individual purchase

Price: £780 inc VAT

Registration opens soon.

Meanwhile, please complete the form opposite to register your interest.


For East of England Trainees this course forms part of your approved study list



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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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